The household of the person killed Saturday morning in Searsport when a tree fell on his automobile throughout Atlantic storm Lee has recognized him as Gary Phillips of Winterport.
The household of Phillips, 50, mentioned he died round 9 a.m. Saturday whereas driving house from the fitness center.
The Waldo County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned a big tree fell on his automobile and the powerlines.
Initially, Phillips was badly injured, however rescuers needed to look ahead to energy to be turned off to get to him. He was rushed to the hospital the place he later died.
Phillips’ spouse, Hailee, mentioned the household was on the point of have fun their daughter’s fifth birthday on Saturday and was on the telephone with him when the tree fell.
“We had been speaking on the telephone, and I heard him yell, he mentioned, ‘Oh f—,’ and I heard an enormous smash,” mentioned Hailee Phillips. “And I mentioned ‘Are you OK? Are you OK?’ and I didn’t get a response.”
“I did get via to 911, and so they mentioned there was an accident in Searsport,” she added.
Hailee Phillips mentioned she and her husband lately began a small automobile dealership, KGP Auto Gross sales, named after their daughter’s initials. She mentioned her husband was a automobile fanatic and operating a dealership was his lifelong dream.
“This accident was a one in 1,000,000 tragic accident,” mentioned Hailee Phillips. “He normally doesn’t even go that solution to the fitness center. He normally goes the again method however thought it might most likely be safer to go the principle method. He was an unimaginable father to Kinslee. She thinks he hung the moon,” she mentioned.
A GoFundMe marketing campaign is elevating cash for the household.