A South Portland Woman is Dead After an Acadia Park Hit-and-Run
Maine State Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Acadia National Park.
Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says 35-year-old Nicole Mokeme of South Portland was struck and killed sometime between Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday morning. She was the victim of a hit-and-run in Acadia National Park, on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center.
Now, State Police are asking for the public's help locating a vehicle they believe may have been involved in the incident. The vehicle is described as a 2016 black BMW X3 SUV, with Maine license plate 5614WM. Police say the SUV is registered to a 35-year-old Raymond Lester, out of Portland. The vehicle may have front-end or undercarriage damage. Police have released a stock photo of what the vehicle looks like, but this is not the actual vehicle in question.
Residents are cautioned that if they see the vehicle, they should not approach it, but instead call Maine State Police immediately at 207-973-3700.
Officials say this appears to be an isolated incident and that there's no ongoing public risk.
We'll update this story as more details become available.