Amanda Gauvin (Facebook photo)

BOWDOIN – A Lewiston woman died Wednesday in a collision at Store and West roads just after 1 p.m., police said.

Amanda T. Gauvin, 37, died after her Ford Focus collided with a Chevrolet Suburban driven by Geraldine Scanlon, 29, of Sabattus, according to Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry.

Scanlon was not hurt in the wreck.

Merry said Gauvin was traveling north on West Road and failed to stop at the stop sign. Her car was struck on the driver’s side by Scanlon’s Suburban, which was headed east on Store Road.

Merry said it was unknown why Gauvin failed to stop.

Police closed the road as emergency crews responded and a crash reconstruction got underway.

Gauvin, the mother of a 13-year-old son, was described by friends as a happy and generous woman.

“She was a person who wanted to see people smile,” said friend Ashley Pomelow. “She would do anything to help someone because she was such a kind-hearted person. She loved nature and animals especially horses. A while back she started raising money for Alzheimer’s in memory of her gram and continued this for many years. She even held a yardsale to raise funds. Doing kind things is what she lived for.”

The crash investigation was being headed by Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Shiers, who was assisted at the scene by Lt. Brian Quinn. The accident is being reconstructed by members of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office and the Brunswick Police Department.

The Bowdoinham Fire Department and Richmond Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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