Driver dies in crash on Maine Turnpike

Posted Jan. 13, 2009, at 9:38 p.m.

BIDDEFORD, Maine — A head-on collision on the Maine Turnpike killed a Massachusetts driver Tuesday.

Maine State Police Trooper David Andreasen said investigators want to know why a northbound van crossed the median and collided with a southbound sport utility vehicle.

The van’s driver was ejected as the vehicle overturned and was killed when it landed on him.

Andreasen said southbound traffic on the turnpike came to a halt for about two hours as police investigated the wreck, which occurred about 10:30 a.m.

He said the van smashed into an SUV driven by Jennifer Farrar, 29, of Charlotte.

She and her four passengers were treated, then released from a local hospital.

Three of her passengers were children under the age of 6.

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