SOUTH THOMASTON, Maine — Maine State Police say excess speed is the likely cause of a car crash that killed a 17-year-old girl from Owls Head.
Police say Aleisha Sonksen died after the small sports car she was riding in went out of control on Route 73 just before midnight Monday and overturned several times.
The 17-year-old driver suffered minor injuries. He was treated at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport. The driver’s name was not released because of his age.
A team of state troopers and Knox County deputies are investigating the cause of the crash.
Police say that once the report into the crash has been completed it will be reviewed by the Knox County District’s Attorney’s office.