- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department says it has made an arrest in a fatal hit-and-run in Turner, Maine.

Sheriff Eric Samson tells WCSH-TV that a pickup driver called police after media reports on the death of 21-year-old Brittany Stanhope, who was hit while reaching into her vehicle in the breakdown lane.

Stanhope was pronounced dead at the scene on Sept. 19.

The driver told police he thought he’d hit a deer.

Deputies say the driver didn’t stop at the time. The motorist was identified only as a 27-year-old Harrison man. His pickup has been taken to the Maine State Police crime lab for examination.


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