Orneville father & husband remembered after fatal crash

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Submitted by Sethen on July 31, 2018 - 12:07pm

ORNEVILLE TOWNSHIP - Tragedy strikes an Orneville family three times in the span of a few years.

The latest, culminating in the death of a husband and father after a crash more than a week ago.

But even in tough times, the "little things" are shining through.

"You always think you have tomorrow and you just don't think things will happen to you," said Danielle Bubar, "but they can, they did."

The unexpected happened around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 22.

Eric Bubar, 31, was killed after his car rolled into some trees along the Lyford Road.

He leaves behind four kids and his wife, Danielle, who he had been together with for 15 years.

"I got close enough to see a terrific kid sticker in the back window," she said, "and that's when I realized it was my car."

She says Eric loved making a difference in any small way that he could, whether taking care of the livestock at home or working in assisted living.

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LaGrange man accused of stealing police cruiser faces long list of charges

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Submitted by Sethen on July 25, 2018 - 5:36pm

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) A grand jury has indicted a man accused of stealing a Dexter police cruiser and leading police on a chase.

23-year-old Tyler Tibbetts faces a long list of charges including escape, theft, and reckless conduct with a firearm.

Dexter officers had taken him into custody for a parole violation, placing him in the back of a cruiser.

He managed to squeeze, handcuffed, through the opening between the front and back seats and drove off.

Tibbetts is accused of stealing a second car later that day which he crashed while running from police.

Man to serve 7 years for Alton crash that killed his brother’s mother-in-law

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Submitted by Sethen on July 25, 2018 - 4:01pm

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff • July 24, 2018

The man charged with causing a crash last year that killed his brother’s mother-in-law was sentenced Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor to 20 years in prison with all but seven years suspended and the loss of his driver’s license for life.

Tyler Creighton, 25, of Medford was sentenced after pleading guilty to manslaughter, aggravated criminal operating under the influence of intoxicants and violation of condition of release in connection with the Nov. 24 crash that killed Robin Gardner, 63, of LaGrange. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Creighton is the half-brother of Gardner’s son-in-law, Alex Creighton.

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Man sentenced to 7 years for fatal crash

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Submitted by Sethen on July 24, 2018 - 11:51am

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) A Medford man has been sentenced to seven years behind bars for causing a deadly crash in Alton last November.

25-year-old Tyler Creighton pleaded guilty today to manslaughter in connection with the head-on crash that killed 63-year-old Robin Gardner of LaGrange.

Prosecutors say Creighton was coming from a methadone clinic and was looking at his phone to text at the time of the crash.

He'll never again be allowed to have a drivers license.

Police identify man who died in Orneville crash

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Submitted by Sethen on July 24, 2018 - 11:21am

By Callie Ferguson, BDN Staff • July 24, 2018 8:03 am 
Updated: July 24, 2018 8:30 am

A local man died Sunday when his car left the road and struck several trees in Orneville, according to CBS affiliate WABI.

Eric Bubar, 31, of Orneville overcorrected his car when he drifted onto the shoulder of Lyford Road around 7 p.m. Sunday, the station reported. He died when his car rolled over and struck a stand of trees.

A passerby found and reported the crash to authorities. Bubar, it was later determined, was not wearing a seatbelt, WABI reported. The Piscatiquis County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the crash.

UPDATE: Man dead after accident in Orneville

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Submitted by Sethen on July 23, 2018 - 1:08am

ORNEVILLE, Maine. (WABI) - One male is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Orneville.

It happened around 7 Sunday evening on the Lyford road.

Authorities say the vehicle left the road and struck some trees.

No word yet on what may have caused the accident.

Piscataquis Sheriff Officer Kyle Wilson said, "It's very early we had to ask for reconstructions come in and we will be looking into what happened exactly."

We're told it does not appear the male was not wearing a seat belt.

Authorities have not released a name at this time.