Authorities have determined that a Wiscasset woman who died in The Forks in March jumped from the moving pickup truck she was riding in, and there will be no charges filed in the case.

Kimberly Hill, 33, died of blunt force trauma to the chest and head consistent with being run over by the truck or from striking a guardrail, Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said Thursday. No other vehicles were involved.

Details of blood tests done on Hill and Tyler Poland are not being released, but alcohol likely played a part in Hill’s actions, McCausland said. Poland, 29, of Greene, the truck’s driver, who has a lengthy record of motor vehicle convictions, will not be charged, McCausland said.

“This is an accident,” McCausland said. “No foul play suspected.”

The Maine Attorney General’s Office and the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office participated in the investigation. McCausland said the only interviews with Poland were conducted at the scene by Somerset County sheriff’s deputies.

“The findings are consistent with what he initially told deputies, which was the only law enforcement contact we had,” McCausland said. “He told them that she had jumped from the truck.”

Maine State Police investigators met with Hill’s family Thursday in Augusta to tell them of the results of the investigation.

Hill’s parents, John and Sheila Hill, own a camp on Route 201 just north of Berry’s General Store in West Forks, where the family is well-known and well-liked, residents said.

Sheila Hill, who said in an email to the Morning Sentinel on Wednesday night that the family was scheduled to have a meeting with investigators Thursday, did not reply to a request for comment Thursday.

According to her obituary in the Boothbay Register, Kimberly Hill, whom friends and relatives called Kimi, had two children, 9-year-old twins Macie and Brody. Neither of the children was in the truck when the accident occurred.

Doug Harlow can be contacted at 612-2367 or at:

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