- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Officials say an accident involving the starting gate vehicle has claimed the life of a worker at the Bangor Raceway.

The death at the harness-racing track on Wednesday remains under investigation. Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway officials are cooperating with police, and an internal investigation also has been launched.

Police on Thursday identified the victim as 64-year-old Edwin Reynolds of Machias.

No races are scheduled until Monday.

Harness-racing events begin with a vehicle pulling ahead with a starting gate to give the horses and their drivers a running start. At the starting line, the vehicle pulls ahead and then off the track.

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