According to the KJ, former Skowhegan Selectwoman Darla Pickett has passed away at the age of 76.

According to law enforcement, it appears that Pickett suffered some sort of medical emergence while driving her Ford sport utility vehicle on Cowette Street just after 5:30 on Tuesday evening.  Pickett lost control of her vehicle, causing it to rollover.

When emergency rescue personnel arrived, they pulled her from the vehicle and attempted to revive her, but she passed away.

In addition to serving as a Skowhegan Selectwoman, Pickett spent many years as a newspaper reporter.  She worked at the Bangor Daily News before moving to the Morning Sentinel.  She worked for the Sentinel for over two decades, before retiring in 2008.  She also worked as a publicist for U.S. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith.

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