A Sidney woman died Friday after the car she was driving too fast for road conditions on Country Club Road in Oakland struck black ice, crossed the center line in the road and crashed into a vehicle heading in the opposite direction, according to police.

Emily Andrews, 31, of Harold Drive, Sidney, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier on Country Club Road at 6:05 a.m. Friday when the crash occurred on a sharp corner, Oakland police Officer Todd Burbank said Saturday.

“The vehicle was driving too fast around the corner, hit black ice, crossed the center line and right into the path of an oncoming vehicle,” Burbank said.

That oncoming vehicle, a 2013 Ford Focus, was driven by Mark Parent, 47, of Oakland, who suffered a bloody nose and refused treatment at the scene, Burbank said. He was alone in the vehicle, he said.

The Focus T-boned the Cavalier in the driver’s side door, and Andrews had to be removed from the car by the Jaws of Life, according to Burbank. He said Andrews was taken by Delta Ambulance to Inland Hospital in Waterville. She was alive at the scene, but later died of internal injuries, according to Burbank.

“She was breathing but not conscious, and she passed on 20 minutes to a half-hour later at the hospital,” he said.

Oakland police and fire officials worked at the scene, as did Maine State Police. Trooper Mike Pion was the accident reconstructionist, according to Burbank.

Andrews was an employee of Target in Augusta at the time of her death, according to Jibryne Karter III, the father of their daughter, Jennifer, 7, of Waterville. Karter said Saturday that Andrews had two other children, Alika and Makenzie Andrews.

“Emily was a loving mother and a very special friend,” Karter said. “Her daughters love her very much. She is now an angel watching over us. I will always carry her memory with me in my heart.”

On Thursday evening, Andrews had been visiting the Karters at their Waterville home, he said.

“She got to say she loved us both before she left,” he said. “She was living with her mom in Sidney but also spending a lot of time with us recently as family, and it felt great to have her here while we could.”

Karter, who was grieving the loss Saturday, said he is glad he and their daughter have a good last memory of Andrews.

“She left me with an angel and now she is watching over us,” he said. “She will be missed by all. We all loved her.”

Andrews would have turned 32 on Thursday.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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