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Rockport woman dies in Rockland crash

By Stephen Betts | Apr 26, 2019
Photo by: Stephen Betts Rescue crews work to get the driver of a car out of her wrecked vehicle.

Rockland — A Rockport woman died Friday night, April 26, when the car she was driving flipped and struck two large trees.

Sydni Barham, 31, died at the scene, according to Rockland Deputy Police Chief James Pease.

The crash occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on Limerock Street near the intersection with Oliver Street.

The car was driving west when the driver -- the sole occupant of the car -- swerved to avoid a coyote in the road, Pease said. The deputy chief said that information came from neighbors who witnessed the crash.

The car flipped and struck two large trees before landing in a ditch on the north side of the road. Barham was not wearing a seat belt.

The District Attorney's Office, a Maine Medical Examiner's Office representative, and a funeral home were called to the scene.

Limerock Street was closed for more than an hour near the intersection as rescue crews worked to get Barham out of the wrecked vehicle.

The Rockland Fire Department and the Knox County Sheriff's Office also responded to the crash.

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Comments (4)
Posted by: Charles Lewis Godfrey | May 02, 2019 05:44

A neighbor witnessed the accident

Posted by: Mary Perry | Apr 28, 2019 12:18

How does Chief Pease know she swerved to avoid a coyote?

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Apr 27, 2019 09:09

Prayers and big hugs to her family and friends.  I know the pain.

Posted by: johanna stadler | Apr 27, 2019 05:22

wow so very tragic.  May her memory be a blessing

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