Five injured in Littleton crash when driver falls asleep
Five people were injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning when the driver fell asleep and drove off the road in Littleton, according to the Maine State Police.
David Hite, 56, of Caribou told investigating officers that he fell asleep while driving his 2004 Ford van north on Route 1 at about 6 a.m., drove off the road and hit a tree, according to MSP Sgt. Josh Haines.
Hite and the four passengers, who all were wearing seat belts, all suffered injuries that were not considered life threatening, Haines said in a press release issued Saturday afternoon.
Members of the Houlton Fire Department used a hydraulic device to extricate one person who was trapped inside the van. The release did not indicate which occupant that was, but stated that Tiffany Weems, 27, of Skowhegan and Kristy Wasson, 36, of Easton were transported to Houlton Regional Hospital for treatment. The other passengers were 27-year-old Ashley Dahlgren and 41-year-old Mark Farr, both of Caribou.
Haines and Trooper Nick Casavant are investigated the crash.