Fort Fairfield Woman Faces Manslaughter, OUI Charges After Fatal Crash
A Fort Fairfield woman is facing several charges after being arrested for her role in the death of Fort Fairfield man.
According to Fort Fairfield Police Chief Bill Campbell, 50-year-old Sherilyn Bennett was arrested at her home in Fort Fairfield on Wednesday afternoon on a warrant for manslaughter and operating under the influence causing a death.
Bennett was indicted by a Grand Jury as a result of a fatal single motor vehicle crash that happened on April 29th, 2013. Bennett, and her passenger, 42-year-old Larry Sawyer were traveling northwest on the North Caribou Road in Fort Fairfield, when Bennett lost control of her 1998, Chrysler Concord, striking a tree.
Sawyer was pronounced dead at the scene and Bennett was transported to the Cary Medical Center where she was treated and released.
The crash was reconstructed by Maine State Police Trooper Robert Flynn and investigated by Fort Fairfield Police Sgt. Shawn Newell. The investigation found cause to charge Bennett with the crimes and was presented to the Grand Jury where an indictment was handed down.
Bennett was arrested without incident and transported to the Caribou Police Department where she was held on $1000.00 cash bail.
A trial date has not been set.