June 24, 2018
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Fort Kent woman dies in crash with moose

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

TOWNSHIP 15 RANGE 6, MaineA Fort Kent woman was killed Monday afternoon in a fatal crash with a moose.

Sgt. Forrest Dudley of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department said Monday evening that the crash that killed Cheryl Albert, 34, took place just before 1:30 p.m. on Route 11.

Dudley said that Ronnie Pelletier, 41, of Allagash was operating a 1982 Chevrolet Camaro north in an area known as Soucy Hill. Albert was in the front passenger’s seat.

A bull moose entered the roadway and Pelletier was unable to avoid striking the moose. The moose caved in the front windshield of the vehicle.

Albert was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel from ASI Ambulance Services of Fort Kent.

Pelletier received only minor injuries, and was treated and released at the scene.

The Camaro is considered a total loss.

The accident is being investigated by Sheriff’s Deputy Mitchell Wheeler.

The Eagle Lake Fire Department also responded and assisted with the accident.

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