Alyssa Fluet was a 21-year-old resident of Methuen, Massachusetts.
She was the daughter of Assistant Chief Mike Fluet of the Methuen Fire Department.
Alyssa passed away on August 14, 2023, in a tragic accident on a Casco Bay island in Maine after being stuck between two vehicles and did not survive.
She was born on July 18, 2002, and was known by several nicknames, including June Bug, Lyss and beautiful girl.
At the time of her death, Alyssa was a graduate of Methuen High School and a student at Salem State University.
The City of Methuen mourns the loss of Alyssa Fluet, 21, daughter of MFD Asst. Chief Mike Fluet & wife Diane. Alyssa passed away on August 14 in a tragic auto accident. We offer our support to the Fluet family & respect their privacy at this most difficult time. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/0ZDSWU3MbN
— City of Methuen (@cityofmethuen) August 15, 2023
Alyssa Fluet accident
On the day of the accident, Alyssa was driving on Long Island, Maine when something unexpected happened.
Two pickup trucks, seemingly both empty, collided, causing Alyssa to be pinned between them.
Despite the fact that there were no drivers or passengers in either vehicle, the accident took an unfortunate turn.
Authorities are still working to find out what caused the accident and the circumstances surrounding it.
Methuen Mayor Neil Perry, Fire Chief Tim Sheehy, Police Chief Scott McNamara and the City of Methuen jointly announced Alyssa’s death.
“Alyssa had a love of the theater, performing, and spreading her cheerful and creative personality to friends and family
“This outgoing daughter of Methuen brought joy to all who crossed her path,” the city wrote on Facebook.
The city said it joins countless people in sending prayers and support to Alyssa’s parents and her sister Abigail.
“We ask that you join us in this support by respecting the family’s privacy at this most difficult time,” the Facebook post read.
Maine sheriff’s office responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on 1106 Island Ave. in Long Island at approximately 8:04 pm.
The sheriff’s office found the victim, identified as 24-year-old Alyssa fluet, pinned between two parked Ford Rangers.
Fluet was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Maine State Police said that the accident was caused by a 2004 pickup truck rolling out of a parked position into the path of a parked 1998 Ford Ranger.
Both vehicles were unoccupied at the time of the accident.
State police said that the driver of the pickup truck, a 90-year-old male, was attempting to avoid a collision with the parked Ford Ranger when it rolled over onto the passenger side of the vehicle.
As a result of the rollover, the driver of the Ford Ranger became pinned in the vehicle, resulting in the death of the passenger.
State police said that a preliminary investigation indicates motor vehicle defects contributed to the accident.
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