Victim Identified in Glenburn Fatal
Maine State Police continue investigating the fatal crash between a car and a pedestrian that occurred around 4:20 PM Wednesday in Glenburn. The woman's identity and details of the crash have been released by officials.
Barbara Crossman, 66 of Glenburn, had parked her vehicle at the end of the Skidgel Road and had crossed the Pushaw Road to retrieve mail from a boxes that are positioned across from the Skidgel Road. She was wearing dark clothing, and it was also raining and dark at the time, resulting in reduced visibility when she was struck by Stephen Niles, 57 of Bradford.
Niles was heading southbound on the Pushaw Road passing the Skidgel Road when he struck Crossman. He told troopers that he did not see Crossman in the roadway and originally thought that he had hit a deer or other animal.
Emergency crews were immediately dispatched to the scene where Crossman was confirmed to be deceased.
An Accident Reconstructionist responded to the scene upon request. The investigation is ongoing and will be submitted to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office for evaluation once it's complete; a standard procedure in these types of investigations.
Maine State Police were assisted by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, Maine Warden Service as well as the Glenburn Fire Department.
Trooper Christopher Cookson is the primary investigator assigned to this incident. If anyone has information relating to this accident, you're asked to contact Tr. Cookson or Lt. Sean Hashey at (207) 973-3700.