Naples woman killed in ATV crash, officials say speed, alcohol factors

Posted Aug. 08, 2012, at 12:25 p.m.

NAPLES, Maine — Law enforcement officials say a 24-year-old woman was killed in an ATV crash in Naples, Maine.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department says the woman and a companion were riding on the ATV on the River Road early Wednesday when it went airborne, flipped and landed in the Crooked River.

Officials say 24-year-old Shanan Loud of Naples was pronounced dead at the scene, while 28-year-old Johnathan Caswell of Naples was taken via LifeFlight helicopter to a hospital.

The sheriff’s department and Maine Warden Service are investigating. Officials say speed and alcohol appear to be factors, and that the victims weren’t wearing helmets.