Man driving truck with wheel that killed state trooper in 2019 will admit responsibility

A Patten man will admit to responsibility in the 2019 death of a Maine State Police detective who was killed by the wheel of a logging truck trailer after he stopped to help a motorist along I-95 in Hampden, according to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s office .

Ben Campbell, 31, of Millinocket was southbound on his way to a training assignment in Augusta when he stopped to assist a stranded motorist in a snowstorm at about 7:30 am on April 3, 2019.

Campbell was struck by a tire that flew off the trailer of the logging truck driven and owned by Scott Willett, 55, in what the head of the Maine State Police called a “bizarre” accident.