BANGOR – A long-time employee of the Penobscot County Jail and his passenger were killed when their motorcycle collided with a van in Bangor Monday night.
Bangor Police Det. Lt. Brent Beaulieu said 31-year-old Chaz Gray of Levant was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened near the intersection of Union Street and Godfrey Boulevard.
Beaulieu said the passenger of the motorcycle, 29-year-old Adriane Mehuren of Bangor, died at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Tuesday.
According to Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton, Corporal Chaz Gray was recently named Corrections Officer of the Year, an honor voted on by his peers.
Sheriff Morton said Cpl. Gray was passionate about the statewide officer wellness program, the crisis intervention team (CIT) and the critical incident stress management team (CISM.)
Bangor police said the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
The people in the van were not injured.