GLENBURN — Police say a Glenburn woman crossing the street to get her mail has been struck and killed by a passing motorist.

State Police report that Stephen Niles, 57, of Bradford, was driving south on Pushaw Road when he struck 66-year-old Barbara Crossman, who was crossing the street to get the mail.

Niles told police that he did not see the victim, and that he initially thought that he had struck a deer or some other animal.

Investigators think that Crossman died instantly at the scene.

Maine State Police Lt. Sean Hashey says weather and poor visibility may have been factors.

The death remains under investigation and there was no word on charges.

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