Topsham Police say a woman was struck and killed by a car while out walking with her young son.

It was just before 10:30 AM Tuesday when Topsham police and fire-and-rescue personnel were called to a motor vehicle crash, involving a pedestrian, near Ivanhoe Drive on Route 196. When they arrived, they found a 38-year-old woman on the side of the road. Life-saving measures were administered while officers called for LifeFlight of Maine. The helicopter landed in the Topsham Tractor parking lot and transported the woman to Central Maine Medical Center, but the doctors there were unable to save her.

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Police say as the woman was walking east on Route 196 with her 6-year-old son, the driver of a Subaru Impreza which was also traveling east crossed the centerline of the road and struck her from behind. The son was not hit by the car and was not physically injured. The 35-year-old driver of the Impreza sustained minor injuries and was transported to Maine Medical Center.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking that anyone with information about the incident contact Topsham Police Officer Lucas Shirland at 207-725-4337.

Officials will not release the names of the victim or the driver until family members can be notified. In a Facebook post, Topsham Police and the other responding agencies sent their 'heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased.'

Also aiding in this investigation were members of the Maine State Police and Brunswick Crash Reconstruction Team.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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