A single vehicle accident in the southern Maine town of Hiram has claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl and injured two teenage boys.

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State Police say Alexia Valente was driving a 1998 Nissan Sentra on the River Road not far from her home in Hiram Wednesday evening when she lost control on a curve.  The car went off the road and struck a tree on the driver’s side. Valente died at the scene.

Two passengers in the car, 17-year-old Christopher Eagles and 16-year-old Austin Lewis, both from Baldwin, were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with non-life threatening injuries.

Trooper Tom Welch said speed was a factor in the crash. He said there was no indication that any of the teens were wearing their seat belts.

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Valente and the two boys were classmates at Sacopee Valley High School in Hiram.

The accident remains under investigation.