ROCKLAND — A Rockport woman died Friday night when the car she was driving flipped and struck two large trees.

Sydni Barham, 31, died at the scene, according to Rockland Deputy Police Chief James Pease.

The crash occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on Limerock Street near the intersection with Oliver Street.

The car was driving west when the driver – the sole occupant of the car – swerved to avoid a coyote in the road, Pease said.

The car flipped and struck two large trees, before landing in a ditch on the north side of the road.

The District Attorney’s Office, a Maine medical examiner representative and a funeral home were called to the scene.

Limerock Street was closed for more than an hour as rescue crews worked to get the Barham out of the wrecked vehicle.

The Rockland Fire Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the crash.

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