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A Lewiston man was killed Monday afternoon when he apparently attempted to pass a truck and collided head on with a tractor-trailer, Lewiston police said.

Police said Thomas R. Chiappone, 50, was traveling north on Model City Road at about 2:45 p.m. He was behind a truck and attempted to pass when his vehicle collided with the oncoming Modern Disposal tractor-trailer driven by Blair F. Eke, 37, of St. Catharines, Ont.

Chiappone was taken to Mount St. Mary's Hospital, where he died a short time later. An autopsy will be conducted.

Lewiston police conducted the accident reconstruction. The result of their investigation is pending, police said.

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