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Mom of Teen Killed in Hayride Crash Speaks Out on Decision

The hayride went out of control and overturned while traveling downhill, killing 17-year-old Cassidy Charette

Hannah Morrissey Hayride
Hannah Morrissey

The mother of a girl killed in an autumn hayride crash in Mechanis Falls, Maine, says she is disappointed in the conclusion of a group headed by state safety leaders that there's little the state can do to improve the safety of such rides.

The hayride went out of control and overturned while traveling downhill, killing 17-year-old Cassidy Charette and injuring about 20 other riders.

The group says it's not feasible to create new regulations. Cassidy's mother, Monica Charette of Oakland, says she's let down by the group's findings, but is glad they brought awareness to the potential dangers of an activity that seem harmless.

Charette says she still believes there should be a new law stemming from the accident.

The crash happened in 2014 at Harvest Hill Farm in Mechanic Falls.

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