Who is Matthew Kellogg? Hopedale Man in Critical Condition, Loses 8-Year-Old Son In Alcohol-Induced Crash in Rumford, Maine

Matthew Kellogg, a 42-year-old man from Hopedale, Massachusetts was involved in an accident Saturday that killed his 8-year-old son and critically injured his 5-year-old.

Kellogg was driving a Subaru Impreza eastbound on U.S. Route 2 with his two boys, 8 and 5 years old, when the car collided with a Volvo S80 that was being driven on the westbound side of the roadway by F. Michael Piveronas, of Rumford.

All four individuals sustained serious, life-threatening injuries from the crash.

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A Game Warden and a nurse who happened to be in the area at the time ran up to the cars to help and found Kellogg’s 8-year-old son unresponsive.

They tried to help until first responders arrived on the scene.

All four injured passengers were taken by ambulance to Rumford Hospital but the 8-year-old boy sadly passed away.

Matthew Kellogg, his 5-year-old son and the driver of the Volvo S80, Michael Piveronas, remain in critical condition.

Kellogg and his son have been transferred to different hospitals in Lewiston and Portland, respectively, to receive the further care they need.

Who is Matthew Kellogg Hopedale?

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Matthew Kellogg, according to LinkedIn, is a Manager of Engineering at Gilbane Building Company in Boston, Massachusetts, a position he’s held since October 2015.

He is an alumnus of the University of Maine where he studied for a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Environmental, and Structural Engineering, and the University of Rhode Island, where he studied for a Master’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The Rumford, Maine Police Department provided details of the crash which can be read below…


On Saturday afternoon at approximately 3:13 pm, Oxford County Regional Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a two vehicle high-speed collision in the vicinity of 1125 U.S. Route 2 in Rumford, approximately 1 mile west of McDonald’s Restaurant with airbag deployment and multi-victim entrapment.

Rumford Fire, MedCare Ambulance and Rumford Police were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Moments after the crash while emergency crews were being dispatched, a Game Warden and a Nurse who happened to be in the vicinity at the time of the crash, ran up to the cars to render aid and found an unresponsive 8-year-old boy and immediately began life-saving measures.

When additional first-responders arrived, they confirmed all four individuals involved in the crash had sustained serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.

All four patients were quickly transported by ambulances from Mexico and Bethel to the Rumford Hospital. Despite life-saving efforts on scene and at the hospital, the 8-year old passenger died from his injuries.

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The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2016 Subaru Impreza operated by Matthew Kellogg, 42 of Hopedale, Massachusetts and occupied by his two children passengers, an 8-year old male and 5-year old male was traveling eastbound on U.S. Route 2 when it collided with a 2005 Volvo-80 4-door operated by F. Michael Piveronas of Rumford traveling westbound. There were no other passengers in the Volvo.

Rumford Public Works, Mexico Police, Mexico Fire, Andover Fire and Newry Fire as well as Maine Department of Transportation, Maine State Police and Oxford County Sheriff’s Office assisted Rumford Police with shutting down Route 2 and re-routing traffic to the South Rumford Road and Route 232 during the investigation.

Specialists from the Maine State Police, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office and Androscoggin County Sheriff’s as well as a representative from the District Attorney’s Office were also called in to assist with the crash reconstruction investigation.

The 5-year old was later transported by paramedics from the Rumford Hospital to a Portland hospital for further emergency treatment and Mr. Kellogg is expected to be transported to a hospital in Lewiston later this evening, both with life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol is suspected of being a contributing factor in the crash.

Route 2 was reopened to traffic at approximately 6:20 p.m.

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