Driver in Fatal Crash in Southern Maine May Have Fallen Asleep
POLAND, Maine (AP) — Police say a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Maine may have fallen asleep at the wheel after working all night.
The Androscoggin Sheriff's Department says it's investigating Wednesday morning's fatal crash in Poland, Maine.
Police say the crash killed 47-year-old Richard Knox, of York County. They say a preliminary investigation shows Knox was struck by a vehicle operated by 52-year-old Grace Sleeper, who's from Oxford.
Police say Sleeper suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and was transported to a hospital in Lewiston. A hospital spokesman says Sleeper is no longer hospitalized there.
Police say alcohol does not appear to have played a role in the fatal crash.
There's no home telephone number listed for Sleeper, who can't be reached for comment.