May 24, 2018
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Four hospitalized in Alfred crash

ALFRED, Maine — A head-on collision on Route 202 sent four people to the hospital Sunday afternoon with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, state police said.

Maine State Police Trooper Matthew Williams said witnesses saw a 2005 Hyundai Elantra weaving across the eastbound lane when the car collided with a Subaru Forester heading westbound a little after 3 p.m. Sunday. The driver of the Elantra, Joshua Markham of South Berwick, and his two passengers, Heather Markham of South Berwick and Elsie Thompson of Hampton, N.H., were taken to local hospitals as was Sherree Call, 35, of Lebanon, who was driving the Subaru.

The crash appeared to have been caused by distracted driving, according to Williams. He doesn’t foresee any criminal charges for Markham and it’s still unclear what specifics led to the crash, but alcohol does not appear to be a factor, according to Williams. Road conditions were fine, Williams said.

“Upon [further] investigation there may be a traffic citation, put we put in the accident report that the driver of the Hyundai was at fault and the reason was distracted driving,” Williams said Wednesday.

By Wednesday, Williams said the two drivers had called to retrieve their cars.

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