Friends, family create memorial for man killed in Topsham crash

Nicholas Oram, 22, of Topsham died early Thursday morning after his car went off Foreside Road in Topsham and struck several trees. (Courtesy: Sherri Mathison)

TOPSHAM (WGME) -- A Topsham man died after police said his vehicle went off Foreside Road and struck several trees early Thursday morning.

"Everyone just needs to hold their kids a little tighter today and be happy they have them," family friend Sherri Mathison said. "Life is short."

Officers said Nicholas Oram, 22, of Topsham failed to negotiate a curve on Foreside Road, went off the road on the left, turned back on the road before going off the right side and hitting trees just after midnight.

"The cab was gone and it was hugging the tree," witness Nicole Braley said. "There was nothing there except the back of the truck and debris everywhere."

Topsham police said Oram was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Speed is factor in the crash, according to police.

Police from Topsham and Brunswick are reconstructing the accident, which remains under investigation.

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