ORLAND – An Orland woman has been identified as the victim of Tuesday’s deadly crash on Cedar Swamp Road and the driver of the vehicle has been arrested, according to state police.
The crash happened on Cedar Swamp Road around 4:15 p.m., when Robert Cunningham, 48, of Orland lost control of his 2007 Ford Ranger and struck an embankment, police said.
Cunningham’s passenger, 50-year-old Valerie Seavey of Orland, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to police.
Cunningham was treated for minor injuries and released from a local hospital, placed under arrest and taken to Hancock County Jail.
He is charged with manslaughter, aggravated OUI, aggravated driving to endanger and speeding 30 mph or more over the speed limit.
The road was closed for about four hours as authorities investigated the single-vehicle crash.