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Sheriff’s looking for driver of truck

Naples, ME (NEWS CENTER) — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to find the driver of a 1999 white Dodge Ram pickup truck with a dark colored hood and loud exhaust. 

A deputy tried to pull the driver over Monday night, around 11:30 p.m. for driving erratically on Casco Road in Naples. The driver wouldn’t stop, so the deputy took off after them.

Officials say the driver was, at times, speeding at over 100 mph. The chase ended when the suspect drove off the road and into the woods. The truck has been found, now the Sheriff’s Department wants to know who the driver was.

Anyone with information on who might have been driving this truck at the time is asked to call. 

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Woman killed on Old Wells Road near Shepton lost control in lorry overtake and died at scene

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Police have revealed a woman died when she lost control and hit a tree after trying to overtake a lorry near Shepton Mallet yesterday afternoon (April 24).

The crash happened at about 3.25pm on Old Wells Road at Cranmore and the road was closed for eight hours. Police are appealing for witnesses.

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said: “A Nissan Almera travelling eastwards was following an HGV. The car tried to overtake the HGV but another vehicle was approaching from the opposite direction.

“The driver of the Almera pulled in behind the HGV but appears to have lost control, the vehicle mounting a roadside grass verge and colliding with a tree.

“The driver, a woman, suffered serious head injuries and although she received treatment she sadly died at the scene shortly afterwards.

“The road was closed for about eight hours to allow collision investigators to carry out detailed examination of the scene.”

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The police would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the crash.

Anyone able to help is asked to call the collision investigation team on 101, quoting collision reference 77/17.


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Woman killed in Strabane crash a ‘true lady with a smile for anyone’

A 69-year-old woman has died following a crash involving a car and a lorry in Strabane last night, the PSNI has said.

The fatal road crash happened on the Urney Road in Strabane last night.

The woman who lost her life in the crash, 69-year-old Margaret McLaughlin, was described this morning as “a true lady with a smile and a hello for anyone she met”.

Inspector Ray Wilson said: “The collision, between a lorry and a car, took place around 10.30pm at the junction between the Urney Road and Great Northern Link.

“A short time later, 69 year old Margaret McLaughlin, who was a front seat passenger in the car died in hospital from injuries she sustained in the collision. Her husband, who was driving, remains in hospital. He is in a stable condition with injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening at this time.

“I would ask anyone who saw anything last night around the time of the incident that could help us with our enquiries, to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1317 of 24/4/17.

“A 20 year old man was arrested at the scene and is currently in custody, helping police with their enquiries.”

The Great Northern Link is closed from the junction with Bradley Way to the junction with the Melmount Road. The Urney Road is closed from the junction with Melmount Road to the junction with the Castletown Road, while officers continue with their investigation into what happened.

SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan has expressed sympathy for Ms McLaughlin’s family. He said: “It is with considerable sadness and regret that I learn of such a heartbreaking loss for the McLaughlin family and for Strabane.

“Margaret was a true lady with a smile and a hello for anyone she met.”

He continued: “My deepest Prayers and thoughts are with her husband Pat, their son Aidan and daughters Bronagh, Julie and Laura at this very sad, difficult and truly heartbreaking time. Sometimes there are just no words.”

The local politician added: “May she rest in peace.”