Charleston, Maine — March 5, 2012

A woman was killed Monday morning in a collision with a logging truck.

According to the Maine State Police Department, 20-year-old Charleston resident Samantha Snyder was driving a 2011 Toyota Corolla on Bradford Road when slid over the center line on the snow-covered roadway. She slid sideways and came into the path of a semi hauling logs driven by 32-year-old Wyatt Astbury of Orland. About 6:50 a.m. the semi crashed into the passenger side of the car.

Ms. Snyder was declared dead at the scene. As a precaution Mr. Astbury was transported to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxtrot. He had no apparent injuries.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that more than 500,000 semis and large commercial vehicles were involved in traffic crashes in 2010. Those accidents resulted in injuries to more than 100,000 people and more than 5,000 deaths.

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