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BOWDOIN

An 18-year-old woman was killed in a crash on Route 201 in Bowdoin Monday night.

Brett Strout of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department said Mira Graziano, of Bowdoin, was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle north on Route 201, drifted to the left and continued traveling head-on into a tree.

Graziano was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic.

Bowdoin Fire Department was called to the scene shortly before 10:30 p.m. and Bowdoinham Fire Department responded a short time later to set up a landing zone for LifeFlight.

The single vehicle crash was reported in the area of 1160 Augusta Road, which is Route 201, near Rocky Ridge Orchard.

“We extricated her from the vehicle and performed life saving measures,” Bowdoin Fire Chief Tom Garrepy said, but ultimately she was declared deceased. 

Graziano was the loan occupant, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

“Because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt she sustained serious injuries that caused the fatality,” said Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry in the release. “It is unknown exactly what caused the accident to occur.  As part of any fatal accident investigation, deputies will trace the operator’s whereabouts prior to the accident and whether there was any impairment.”

The accident remains under investigation and the lead investigator is Deputy Steve Thibeault. He was assisted at the scene by Cpl. lan Alexander and Deputy Bob Mayer. 

Lisbon Ambulance responded Monday along with the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department. A LifeFlight helicopter was called and landed at Bowdoin Central School but was not utilized.

Richmond Police Department also assisted, Strout said.

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