Friends and family seek justice for woman killed in Westbrook hit-and-run

Friends of Sherrie Crawford brought flowers and candles to a makeshift memorial. (Vickie Johnson)

WESTBROOK (WGME) – One woman is dead, and another is behind bars, after a hit-and-run in Westbrook.

Police say they arrested the alleged driver at her home Tuesday night.

According to state records, Natasha Field has a long history of driving violations.

Now she's charged with leaving the scene of an accident on William Clarke Drive, an accident that killed a woman just feet from her home.

Friends of Sherrie Crawford brought flowers and candles to a makeshift memorial.

The 51-year-old was hit by a car while walking through a Westbrook intersection.

Police say it happened around 7:15 Tuesday night, and the driver of the SUV didn't stop.

Police say witness reports led them to the home of 32-year-old Natasha Field in Standish. She's charged with aggravated leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and violation of a condition of release.

According to state motor vehicle records, Field was convicted of eleven violations in ten years, mostly for speeding.

Amanda Sapuan says Crawford was her dad's partner of more than 25 years. She says Crawford had developmental disabilities, and loved her dog and grandkids more than anything.

“Just a kind soul,” Sapuan said. “So sweet, open and lovable, she'd give anybody a chance."

She wants Field held accountable.

“I think her charges need to be upgraded to manslaughter and I think she should do the full time,” Sapaun said.

Field is being held at the Cumberland County Jail until she appears in court, which is expected to be on Friday.

CBS 13 reached out to her through the jail to hear her side of the story, but were told she has no comment.

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