A Nobleboro woman died Tuesday when her vehicle crossed into the path of a dump truck.
Who Died in the Crash?
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says Sharon Moody, 68, died in the crash that was reported just after 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Deputies responded to the crash site on the East Pond Road in Nobleboro, about a half-mile north of the Upper East Pond Road intersection and found a Honda Accord and a Western Star dump truck. Moody died at the scene, while the truck's driver, Steven Levensailor, 56 of Augusta, was transported to Miles Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
How Did It Happen?
An investigation into the circumstances of the crash revealed that Moody's car was traveling southbound when it crossed the center line and drove into the path of Levensailor's dump truck, which was traveling north. Levensailor swerved off the roadway, in an effort to avoid the crash, but the two vehicles collided in the northbound lane. When Levensailor's truck left the roadway, it struck a utility pole.
Officials say Moody was not wearing a seatbelt, however Levensailor was wearing his belt. The dump truck is owned by McGee On the Road Equipment of West Gardiner and was not loaded at the time of the crash.
Do Officials Know What Caused It?
The cause of the collision remains under investigation but officials say speed and alcohol do not appear to have been factors. Anyone with information or questions about the crash is encouraged to contact Lieutenant Brendan Kane at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 882-7332.