LEWISTON — The woman who was struck and killed by a truck on East Main Street on Wednesday was identified as 24-year-old Mariyum Msika, a Moroccan national.
Msika was struck and killed while crossing East Avenue, not far from the corner of East Avenue and Lisbon Street, at around 4:30 p.m. She was taken to Maine Central Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries, police said.
“Initial investigations indicate that Msica was struck by a 2013 Dodge driven by Joshua Lessard of Green while crossing East Main Street in the CVS area,” police wrote in a news release. Sheep knocked down.” “Lessard, 37, had just turned right from Lisbon Street into East Avenue before hitting Msika. Msika was not on the crosswalk. Speed and narcotics do not appear to be contributing factors and Lessard is cooperating with the investigation.”
Several passers-by stopped at the scene of the accident to assist the victim. That crash was the first of two pedestrian injuries in Lewiston on Wednesday.
Emergency services were called to Park Street near Chestnut Street at about 4:40 p.m. where another pedestrian was injured.
“Police located 28-year-old pedestrian Heather Davis on Park Street with serious injuries,” police wrote. The driver of the vehicle was identified by police as a 17-year-old without a driver’s license, who will not be identified due to his age. Victim David Si was taken to CMMC where she remains in critical condition.”
Both accident scenes were investigated by the Lewiston Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team and the Andros Coggin County Team, police said. A member of the district attorney’s office also responded to inspect the locations. No charges have been filed; both reports will be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for review.
“Lewiston Police would like to thank the Andros Coggin County Sheriff’s Department,” the release said, “for their assistance with patrol duties as these two incidents took up the majority of the LPD’s manpower.”
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