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Posted on: June 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Raymond Crash Involving USPS Truck

Incident Date: June 6, 2020

Incident Time: 2:34pm

Incident Location: Roosevelt Trail (U.S. Rte 302) and Hawthorne Road, Town of Raymond

Release Date: June 6, 2020

Release Time: 6:15pm

On June 6, 2020 at 1434 hours the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 302 and Hawthorne Rd. in the Town of Raymond. Two vehicles were reportedly involved, including a U.S Postal Service delivery truck.

Valerie Lake, age 29 of South Portland, was operating a white 1994 residential delivery truck and was performing mail deliveries. Lake had just made a delivery to a home on Roosevelt Trail (Rte 302) and had re-entered the travel lane. Lake immediately attempted to make a left turn onto Hawthorne Road when she was struck by another vehicle.

Jennifer Sundik, age 39 of Gorham was also traveling west on Route 302 and was behind Lake’s mail truck. Sundik, who was driving a 2015 Nissan Murano, attempted to pass the mail truck on the left and struck the driver’s side of the truck as it turned. The collision caused the delivery truck to roll onto its side. A small amount of mail spilled from the rear of the truck, however, no packages or mailings were lost or destroyed. Postal customers in the Raymond service area should not be adversely affected by this incident.

Both drivers, who were wearing seatbelts at the time, escaped serious injuries but were transported to local hospitals.

The crash remains under investigation, however, no charges are expected to be filed at this time. Members of both the Raymond and Casco Fire Department’s also assisted.

This crash should serve as a reminder for all drivers to constantly be aware of their surroundings, particularly when approaching service or delivery vehicles. These vehicles make frequent stops and turns and warrant extra attention from all motorists

Released by:

Captain Donald Foss

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office

(207) 774- 1444

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