Lebanon woman dies in North Berwick crash

Posted April 07, 2012, at 5:25 a.m.

NORTH BERWICK, Maine — A Lebanon woman was killed in an early morning accident Friday after she was ejected from her vehicle.

Johanna Timberlake, 25, of Lebanon was traveling south on Lebanon Road at 1:18 Friday morning when she reportedly failed to negotiate a slight curve in the roadway. When her 2003 Mercury Sable hit the shoulder of the roadway, she then tried to steer back onto the pavement. This motion rolled the vehicle onto the passenger side of the car, the roof and then the driver’s side, ejecting Timberlake from the vehicle.

North Berwick Police, Fire and Rescue went to the scene after the accident was reported by homeowners who witnessed the crash in front of their home. Timberlake was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to North Berwick Police Chief Stephen Peasley, the cause of the accident was driver inattention or distraction. Peasley said he doesn’t suspect that alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, though it is routine to complete a blood test with all fatal car crashes.

No skid marks were present at the scene. An accident reconstruction team from York County also assisted on scene.

(c)2012 the Foster’s Daily Democrat (Dover, N.H.)

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