Maine Woman Crashes Twice on Same Day

February 28, 2012

Police in Maine say a Turner woman crashed the same vehicle twice on the same road over the weekend.

The second crash at about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday landed the woman in the hospital.

Police say 54-year-old Maria Alleano drove her SUV into a snow bank on Route 117 in Buckfield just before 2 p.m. Sunday. She was apparently unhurt, because about 45 minutes later she fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the center line and crashed into a tree in Paris.

Police tell the Sun Journal that Alleano was taken to Stephens Memorial Hospital after the second crash.

Police are still investigating, but believe her medication played a factor. Police say she told them she had no memory of striking the tree.

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