October 20, 2019
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Tractor-trailer driver rescued after vehicle lands in water

CBS 13 | BDN
CBS 13 | BDN
A tractor-trailer crashed into water near Route 1 in Woolwich on Thursday morning after the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel, police say.

Police said a tractor-trailer driver fell asleep at the wheel and drove off an embankment into water near Route 1 in Woolwich.

The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened before 6 a.m. Thursday. A deputy said the driver, 60-year-old Steven Brown of Providence, Rhode Island, appears to have fallen asleep and gone off the road.

Police said Brown was trapped until he could be rescued by a boat. He was taken to a hospital for undisclosed injuries.

NBC affiliate WCSH reports Brown was transporting medical supplies in the tractor-trailer.

The crash remains under investigation.

 



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