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Woman Struck on Turnpike Dies

| September 30, 2013


A young woman was killed Sunday night when struck by a truck along the Maine Turnpike in Portland.  State Police said the woman had pulled her car over into the breakdown lane with a flat tire and was struck when attempting to flag down another vehicle.  Troopers said the incident took place in the southbound lane about 7:15 pm, near the Falmouth town line.  The woman has been identified as 24 year old Aeriel Rodriguez of Kittery.  The vehicle that struck her was a pickup truck driven by 42 year old Michael Hawk of Lewiston, who was not injured.  The crash closed the southbound lanes for about two hours.



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