A woman from New York was struck and killed Wednesday night on the Maine Turnpike when she tried to walk across six lanes of traffic near the Kennebunk service plaza, police said.

Maine State Police said the woman, Kelly Genito, 37, of Cairo, New York, was talking on her cellphone to a relative when she was killed. They said she had already crossed the highway once that day.

The crash was reported just after 10 p.m., when a man from Lincoln told authorities that he had run into the woman as he drove in the northbound passing lane, according to state police.

At least two other vehicles likely ran over her, state police said.

Genito was traveling with her husband, Marco Genito, 38, a long-haul trucker who was asleep in the cab of his tractor-trailer at the nearby service area when Genito was hit. The couple had been making truck deliveries to Lewiston and Medway before they pulled into the southbound service plaza around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Marco Genito was issued a summons for violating a protection order that Kelly Genito had filed against him, authorities said. The couple have three children.

Marco Genito returned home early Thursday after talking to police. The summons was issued against him after a consultation with the York County District Attorney’s Office.

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