LYMAN — Maine State Police say a 4-year-old girl was killed in a crash Monday night on Walker Road in which her mother was driving and speed was likely a factor.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the state police, identified the victim as Venna Cline of Lyman, who turned 4 on Feb. 14. She was riding in a sport utility vehicle driven by her mother, Tonya Cline, 32.

McCausland said the girl’s sister, 16-year-old Carissa Cline, was also a passenger in the vehicle. She and her mother suffered minor injuries.

According to police, the SUV was a short distance from the family’s home on Walker Road when it went out of control and hit a tree. Police did not say how fast it was going.

A team of state troopers has been assigned to investigate the single-car accident, which was reported around 7:30 p.m.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.