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Massachusetts woman dies in crash with tractor-trailer

January 4, 2019

ORIENT, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say a Massachusetts woman has died in a crash involving a tractor-trailer.

Authorities say 69-year-old Darlene Williams, of Charlton City, Massachusetts, was pulling out onto Route 1 in Orient on Thursday when a tractor-trailer driven by 72-year-old David Gardner crashed into the side of her SUV. State police say Williams wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Williams died at the scene. Gardener wasn’t injured.

Trooper Ryan Kilcollins said in a news release that Williams failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front of Gardner.

Kilcollins said Gardner tried to stop, but couldn’t because of snow on the roads.

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