Police: Report on fatal Madawaska crash still pending

Posted Oct. 11, 2013, at 3:17 p.m.

MADAWASKA, Maine — Police in Madawaska said Friday that they are still awaiting a report that could pinpoint the cause of a crash that killed an 83-year-old Madawaska woman in June.

Madawaska Police Chief Carroll Theriault said that the case involving the death of Rella Cyr on June 10 remains open pending an accident reconstruction report by Warden Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Maine Warden Service. Fitzpatrick was not available for comment Friday.

Theriault said Friday that it typically takes several months for such reconstruction reports to be completed, and that no charges have been filed in connection with the accident.

Cyr was southbound on Main Street in her 2001 Nissan Altima when Brian Voisine, 50, of Fort Kent, who also was headed south, came up behind her, according to Madawaska police Sgt. Ross Dubois, the lead investigator.

When the 83-year-old attempted to turn left into a church, Voisine told police that he was unable to stop the 2010 Western Star logging truck and broadsided the car. Cyr died a short time later. Voisine was not injured.

The truck is owned by J.R.S. Logging of Fort Kent.

Investigators were not sure at the time of the crash whether the occupants were wearing seat belts.

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