PALMYRA, Maine — Olivia Reed, 67, of Fairfield died Wednesday after she lost control of her car and hit a tree in Palmyra. Reed was pronounced dead at the scene.
Around 6:52 a.m., the Somerset County Sheriff Office was dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on Ell Hill Road (Route 152) in Palmyra. Their investigation revealed that Reed was driving a blue 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis when she lost control, drifted into the oncoming lane, went off the road, and struck a tree.
According to the Somerset County Sheriff's Office, the vehicle was a taxi cab owned by Elite Transportation Inc. in Benton.
Reed was wearing a seatbelt and neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the crash, according to the sheriff's office. However, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.