Maine State Police said the driver killed in a car crash near Interstate 95 in Auburn on Tuesday night was Amie Wells, 41, of Greene.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Washington Street and Kittyhawk Avenue about 10:20 p.m.

A short time before the crash, Wells’ 2000 Toyota Sienna van was seen passing state police Sgt. Tom Pappas in the southbound lane at a speed estimated at 100 mph.

Wells got off the turnpike at the Auburn exit as Pappas was activating his blue lights, state police said. She then turned onto Washington Street and collided with a tractor-trailer that had just left the Wal-Mart distribution center in Lewiston.

Wells was killed instantly, state police said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Vincent Moura Voelz, 40, of Little Elm, Texas, was not injured. He was stopped at a red light when his truck was hit.

Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said investigators worked into Wednesday morning to reconstruct the crash, trying to determine whether speed, alcohol or driver distraction played a role in the fatality.

In line with state law, McCausland said, Wells’ blood will be tested to determine whether there was alcohol in her system.

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