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Pedestrians injured, dead after two separate Lewiston crashes

Police were called to a second pedestrian crash at the intersection of Park and Chestnut Streets shortly after the first incident at East Avenue and Lisbon Street.

LEWISTON, Maine — Police are investigating after two pedestrians were struck by vehicles in two separate crashes on Wednesday afternoon. 

Around 4:30 p.m., police were called to a crash at the intersection of East Avenue and Lisbon Street involving a pedestrian and a truck, according to the Lewiston Police Department Wednesday.

In an updated release on Thursday, the department said 24-year-old Mariyum Msika of Morocco was found at the scene with "substantial injuries." She was taken to Central Maine Medical Center where she later died from her injuries, Thursday's release said.

According to police, the initial investigation showed Msika was "crossing East Avenue in the area of CVS when she was struck by a 2013 Dodge Ram" driven by a 37-year-old man from Green.

The release states Msika was not on a crosswalk at the time of the crash, and speed and intoxication do not appear to be factors. The driver is cooperating with the investigation, police said. 

A short time after, Lewiston police responded to a second crash reportedly involving a pedestrian and vehicle on Park Street and Chestnut Street around 4:39 p.m. 

Upon arriving at the scene, police found 28-year-old Heather Davis "seriously injured," Thursday's release said.

"Video and witness accounts indicate that a 2018 Toyota Highlander was traveling on Park Street with no lights when it struck Davis who was crossing Park Street in the crosswalk," police said in the release.

Davis was taken to Central Maine Medical Center where she remains in "critical condition," the release states.

According to Thursday's release, the identity of the driver involved will not be released due to being an unlicensed 17-year-old.

"The Lewiston Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team and the Androscoggin County Team investigated both accident scenes," Thursday's release stated. "A member from the District Attorney's Office also responded to examine the locations."

As of Thursday afternoon, no charges have been filed in either incident, and the reports are to be submitted to the District Attorney's Office for review.

No additional information has been released.

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