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Trooper Eric Sucy investigating today’s fatal crash in Sidney

Maine State Police say a woman was killed this morning when her pickup truck overturned off the Middle Road in Sidney.  Trooper Eric Sucy said Elizabeth Simmons,38, of Sidney, Simmons was not wearing her seat belt when the truck overturned off the Middle Road.   Troopers said the truck was speeding and the woman was not wearing her seat belt.  The truck went off the road on a slight curve and came to rest on its roof at the intersection of the Reynolds Hill Road. The woman, the truck’s only occupant , was killed instantly.  The crash was reported about 8:15 a.m.  The crash was less than two miles from the Augusta city line.

(Updated to include name and photo)

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Sidney Crash

Sidney Crash 1Multiple people were hospitalized with minor injuries after two vehicles collided Saturday morning in Sidney. 

On Sept 7, 2019,at approximately 11:30 a.m., Michael Moore, 74, of Texas, was operating his 2017 white GMC pickup and hauling a travel trailer southbound on Interstate 95 near mile marker 120 in Sidney.  Moore advised that he was diabetic and had blacked out while driving.  Moore and his passenger/wife Susan Moore, 68, drifted over into the passing lane and collided with Janet Arthur, 60, from Tennessee, in her 2007 Infiniti.  The two vehicles went off the road into the median where the pickup truck and camper then rolled over the sedan and came to rest.  

Sidney Crash 2Arthur’s passengers Linda Overvay, 55, and Barbera Knigge, 53, all from Tennessee, were transported to Augusta Maine General for minor injuries.  The Moores were also transported to Augusta for minor injuries and their two dogs were taking by the Animal Control Officer.  Multiple agencies responding to the scene and the passing lane was shut down for approximately 2 hours.   

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