Car hits and kills pedestrian on Poland road

*UPDATE* 9/27 5 p.m. – The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim as 47-year-old Richard Knox.

They said Knox died at the scene from his injuries and was in the area because he was staying at a friend's house nearby for the past few weeks. He's believed to be from the Biddeford-Kennebunk area.

The sheriff's office said the driver, 52-year-old Grace Sleeper of Oxford, was on her way home from working all night and may have fallen asleep at the wheel. They said alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

Sleeper was taken to Central Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The sheriff's office continues to investigate.

POLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man walking along a road in Poland died Wednesday after being hit by a car.

Police did not immediately provide the victim's name and placed his age somewhere in his 40s.

The car that hit him was traveling north along Route 26 at about 7:30 a.m. It then veered off the road and hit a tree.

Police said the woman who was driving was hurt and sent to the hospital, but her injuries were not life threatening.

Neither drugs nor alcohol factored into the crash, according to police.

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