UPDATE: Mom Hit & Killed Walking w/ Child in Topsham Identified
The 38-year-old woman that was struck and killed in Topsham while walking with her 6-year-old son has been identified as Margaret Reid of California, according to WGME 13.
Police went on to say that it presently appears that the driver of the car that struck the woman, a 35-year-old Brunswick man, had fallen asleep behind the wheel while driving home from work on RT 196.
(((((Original Story Follows)))))
According to WMTW News 8, a woman was hit and killed Tuesday in Topsham while she was walking with her child.
The incident occurred at about 10:30 Tuesday morning on Route 196 near Ivanhoe Drive. Police say that the woman was walking with her son when a vehicle approaching from the same direction crossed over the centerline and hit her from behind.
Though the mother was struck, the child was not. The woman was flown to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where she sadly passed away from her injuries.
The driver of the car was transported to Maine Medical Center with what are considered to be 'minor' injuries.
The child was not hit or injured in the crash.
At this time, the names of those involved are being withheld as officials work to notify the family members of the deceased. We will keep this story updated as more information becomes available.
10 Tips for Heating your Maine Home This Winter
Top 10 Free Family Holiday Events Happening in Maine
Top 15 Favorite Missed Connections on 'Craiglist Maine'
From Roadkill to Romance, This Maine Woman Transforms Art as We Know It
Do you have our free radio station app yet? If not, it's the perfect way to request a song, talk to the DJs, enter exclusive contests and to stay up to date with everything that's happening in and around Central Maine and the world. When you download it, make sure you turn on the push notifications so that we can send you exclusive content and local breaking news that you need to know about first. Just enter your mobile number below and we'll send a download link right to your mobile device. After that, you can download for free and immediately begin accessing all kinds of exclusive content tailored just for you. Give it a try and stay connected with us!