January 22, 2018
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Florida woman collides with Cumberland County cruiser

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office | BDN
Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office | BDN
A woman from Florida, who has a summer home in Harrison, and a police cruiser driven by a Cumberland County Sheriff's Office deputy collided on Thursday morning. Both vehicles were destroyed in the 9 a.m. collision, but neither driver suffered serious injuries, officials said.

A woman from Florida sideswiped a Cumberland County deputy’s cruiser heading in the opposite direction, authorities said.

Both vehicles were totaled after Patricia DeWolfe, 64, crossed the centerline headed east in a black 2007 Ford Taurus on Route 302 in Casco on Thursday morning and collided with Deputy Patrick Ferriter’s SUV, the sheriff’s office said.

“Witness statements and evidence at the scene confirmed that DeWolfe crossed the centerline and struck the sheriff’s patrol vehicle,” Capt. Scott Stewart of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

The deputy’s SUV was damaged along the driver’s side and the rear wheel was missing.

Neither driver suffered serious injuries, but DeWolfe and Ferriter were taken to local medical facilities to be checked out, Stewart said.

DeWolfe has a summer residence in Harrison and a winter home in Estero, Florida.

A reconstruction team from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the collision.

 


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