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Posted on: April 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Crash - Yarmouth Road, Gray

Incident Date:    04-27-19

Incident Time:  7:46 PM

Incident Location: Yarmouth Road Gray. 

Release Date:  04-28-19

Release Time: 8:55am

On Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:46 pm, The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Gray Fire / Rescue responded to a Motor Vehicle Crash by 39 Yarmouth Road in Gray. 

 It was reported that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. Upon arrival, a female age 40 was unresponsive in the roadway. She was transported to Maine Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. The female was identified as Samantha Rinaldi of Gray. 

 The vehicle was a silver 2015 Honda Civic. The driver of the vehicle was Jay Westra, age 58 of North Yarmouth. Mr. Westra was arrested at the scene by Deputy Ben Schaeffer for operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor and transported to the Cumberland County Jail. Mr. Westra’s 11 year old daughter was in the vehicle at the time of the crash. 

The crash is being investigated by the Cumberland County Detective’s Bureau and Reconstructionist from Windham and Gorham Police Departments. 

 Yarmouth Road was shut down for approximately 30 minutes.

 Further Inquiries can be addressed to:

Chief Deputy Naldo Gagnon

(207) 774- 1444 ext. 2119

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

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