TOWNSHIP 15 RANGE 6 — Police say a Fort Kent woman died when the car she was riding in struck a moose.

The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department said 34-year-old Cheryl Albert was a passenger in a car that struck a moose on Route 11 in Township 15 in an area known as Soucy Hill at about 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Albert was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel.

Police tell the Bangor Daily News that the driver, 41-year-old Ronnie Pelletier, could not avoid the bull moose after it stepped into the road.

Pelletier received minor injuries, but the car was a total loss.

The accident remains under investigation.

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