Alfred crash injures 5; distracted driving suspected

11:42 PM, Mar 31, 2013   |    comments
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ALFRED, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine State Police are investigating a crash on Route 202 in Alfred Sunday afternoon.

Trooper Matthew Williams says five people were injured in the crash. Everyone is expected to survive.

Trooper Williams says that around 3:30PM a Honda Elantra was operating erratically as it traveled west on 202, swerving from the breakdown lane into the on-coming lane.

Several cars avoided the sedan, but it eventually slammed head-on into a Subaru Forester.

Four people in the Elantra and one woman in the Forester were taken to various hospitals.

Williams says alcohol is not likely a factor, he says it's more likely a case of distracted driving.

The road was closed down for about an hour during the investigation and clean-up.

Trooper Williams says if the crash is the result of distracted driving, police may press charges.

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