First responders investigate the scene of a fatal car crash Monday morning at Shiloh and Deervale roads in Durham. WGME photo

DURHAM – A Sabattus woman was killed and two others were injured in an early Monday morning car crash.

Friends and relatives gathered to put a makeshift memorial in Durham where a woman died in a crash Monday morning. WGME photo

Early reports indicate the 2003 Toyota Corolla was traveling towards Lisbon on the Shiloh Road when the car left the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole breaking it in half at about 1 a.m. The car, registered to Andrew J. Smith, 25, of Lisbon continued on and struck a large rock before coming to rest in a field at the intersection of Shiloh and Deervale roads, according to a statement from the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office.

Rebecca L. Brown, 26, of Sabattus died at the scene. Smith and a woman in the car taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Neither Smith nor the other woman in the car, whom authorities have not identified, claims to have been driving at the time of the crash.

The vehicle was impounded and further examination of the passenger compartment will be conducted once a search warrant is obtained this week, according to the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office.

The roads were closed during the crash scene investigation and utility pole repair.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Lisbon and Brunswick Police Departments, Durham Fire-Rescue, Lisbon Emergency and Brunswick Fire-Rescue. Anyone who may have information about the crash is urged to call Deputy Darian Nadeau at 207-753-2599.

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