Belgrade woman rolls car on I-95 in Clinton

Posted July 12, 2013, at 10:55 a.m.

CLINTON, Maine — A young woman escaped major injury Friday morning after her vehicle rolled over on Interstate 95, police said.

Kaitlyn Conant, 18, of Belgrade was headed northbound near mile 138 shortly before 8:30 when she overcorrected after checking a navigation system, state police trooper Breanne Tetrini said.

The trooper said Conant was distracted by her GPS and drifted off the road, and once she realized she was off the highway, she overcorrected.

Tetrini said Conant’s Dodge Stratus rolled at least twice, and the fact that Conant was wearing her seat belt prevented serious injury.

While Tetrini noted its not against state law for drivers to check a GPS while driving, it’s typically not a good idea.

“We always caution people it’s better to pull over and check a mapping system,” the trooper said.

Conant was treated on scene and released by rescue personnel. Her vehicle sustained extensive damage.

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