Woman dies in Turner crash

Posted July 14, 2012, at 6:09 a.m.

TURNER, Maine — Police say a woman died at the scene of a crash on Route 4 near the former Chick-A-Dee Restaurant about 3 p.m. Friday.

Susan Fortier, 46, of Minot, was the sole occupant of a Buick sedan that was pulling onto Route 4, turning left to travel south from Conant Road. Her car was hit broadside by a Toyota pickup driven by Daniel Chabot, whose leg was injured. He was treated at the scene.

Chabot was passing a northbound tractor-trailer as it slowed to turn. When the truck turned right into Conant Road, it apparently blinded the woman and Chabot from each other, police said.

Traffic was narrowed to one lane in each direction. Maine State Police conducted an accident reconstruction.