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Victim in Orrington fatal accident was hitchhiking

The pedestrian was dead when deputies arrived on scene on Rt. 15.
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ORRINGTON, Maine — One person was killed after a car hit a pedestrian on Rt. 15 in Orrington Thursday night. 

Penobscot County Chief Deputy William Birch said a 2013 red Ford Explorer operated by a Kelli Veilleux 45 of Bucksport, was south on Rt. 15 in the area of the McGinn Road around 5:30 p.m.

Birch said 34-year-old Megan McGraw of Bangor, was apparently hitchhiking on the southbound side of Rt. 15 and was struck by the SUV. The impact of the crash killed McGraw.

The road was closed for several hours but is now open.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the accident.

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