SIDNEY — Speed was a factor in a single-vehicle crash on Middle Road that killed a woman Friday morning, police said.

Elizabeth Simmons, 38, of Sidney, was identified by police as the driver killed in the single-vehicle crash, according to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

Simmons was the only person in the maroon Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, which went off the road on a slight curve and landed on its roof at the intersection of Reynolds Hill Road, according to McCausland.

Sgt. Chris Carr of the Maine State Police confirmed the fatality on scene Friday morning. Authorities said speed was a factor in the crash and that the female was not wearing a seatbelt. The posted speed limit is 45 mph in that area.

State police trooper Eric Sucy is investigating the crash, which was reported at about 8:15 a.m. in the area of 2595 Middle Road, roughly a mile and a half away from the exit for Interstate 95.

A nearby utility pole appeared to have been hit during the crash, near an intersection with Reynolds Hill Road.


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