Rumford Police has notified next of kin and has released the identity of the victim of yesterday's fatal motor vehicle/bicycle crash on Route 2 in Rumford. Dorothy McKellick, 68 of Rumford, Maine was killed late yesterday morning while riding her bicycle Eastbound on U.S. Route 2 in Rumford when a vehicle operated by Alger M. Aleck, 37 of Mexico, Maine, also traveling Eastbound, collided with her.
This afternoon, Aleck was arraigned by the Unified Criminal Docket Court in Rumford, formerly charged by the Office of the District Attorney for Oxford County with Manslaughter, Class A felony and OUI-Drugs Resulting in a Death, Class B felony. At the urging of the Chief of Rumford Police Department for high bail citing a public safety threat, the Court agreed and set cash bail in the amount of $100,000.00 and ordered conditions of no use or possession of alcohol and illegal drugs or their derivatives and ordered that the defendant be subject to random searches and tests at anytime at the request of any police officer. If the defendant makes bail, his next scheduled court appearance is set for August 26, 2020 at 8:30 A.M. in Rumford. The defendant did not enter a plea in this case.
In addition to the charges brought by Rumford PD, Aleck was additionally arraigned for an unrelated case that involved another crash resulting in injuries to himself and his child in Peru, Maine on February 1st. In that case, Aleck allegedly crashed into a utility pole, totaling his vehicle. Investigating Deputies from the Oxford County Sheriff's Office in that case charged Aleck with OUI-Drugs/Alcohol, Class D, Driving To Endanger, Class E and Endangering The Welfare of a Child, Class D. The Court arraigned Aleck for these charges at the same time of the Rumford case and ordered cash bail in the amount of $1,000.00 with the same conditions as ordered in the other case in the event the defendant makes bail.
Any other specifics of the Rumford crash are not being released at this time pending further investigation.