81-year-old Pedestrian Killed by Driver in Mexico Crash

(MEXICO, Maine) Dec. 2, 2020 – An 81-year-old woman was struck and killed by a driver on Osgood Avenue in Mexico on Monday night—marking the eighth pedestrian fatality in Maine this year.

Sally Yarnish, known locally as “the lady who walks the roads at night,” was hit by Suzanne Noyes, 49, who was operating a 1995 GMC extended cab pickup, according to Mexico Police Chief Roy Hodsdon.

The crash took place at 9:26 p.m. near the Osgood Avenue intersection with Brown Street. It was raining at the time of the crash, and Yarnish was wearing a reflective vest when she was found unresponsive in the northbound lane by Officer Robert Drouin.

“Our hearts go out to the victim and their loved ones,” said Bicycle Coalition of Maine Executive Director Jean Sideris. “As the days get shorter, motorists should slow down and exercise extra caution when driving at night, especially during inclement weather.”

The accident was still under investigation as of late Tuesday afternoon, with local police working with the District Attorney’s Office and the Maine State Police accident reconstruction team.

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