State police say a young woman has died in a fatal accident along the Maine Turnpike near Falmouth.

Doug Kerr

The crash on Interstate 95 occurred at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday on the southbound side of the highway near the Portland-Falmouth line.

State police say the woman had pulled her car over into the breakdown lane with a flat tire and was attempting to flag down another vehicle when she was struck by a pickup truck.

Investigators said the woman had no I.D. on her on in her car. State Police have identified the victim as 24-year-old Aeriel Rodriguez of Kittery.

The driver of the pickup truck, 42-year-old Michael Hawk of Lewiston, was not injured.

Both sides of the highway were closed for some time while police and emergency personnel were on the scene. The investigation continues.

Source: Associated Press