Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Former Westbrook man dies in Maryland

Published in the American Journal

Eric Schmehl, 34, formerly of Giles Street, Westbrook, died when he was hit by a car while riding a bicycle in Easton, Md., Nov. 3.

Schmehl, according to his father, Jay, grew up in Warnersville, Pa., and came to Maine in 1999 to seek work as a physical therapist. He worked at Maine Medical Center in Portland for two years and then worked for Alpha One in South Portland.

About six months ago, he left Maine and took up work for a company employing medical professionals who travel around the country filling short-term positions.

Schmehl worked in Pennsylvania and was working in Maryland when he was killed.

According to Easton police, Schmehl had a green light and was crossing a four-lane highway on his bike when he was hit by a 16-yearold female driver making a left turn from the oncoming lane.