HAMPDEN — A Vermont man visiting family in Maine has died in a car crash just miles from his destination.
Police say 70-year-old Douglas Dapice of South Burlington, Vt. was driving north on Interstate 95 in Hampden just after 4 p.m. Thursday when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel.
Police say he awoke after traveling over the rumble strip, overcompensated, sending the car into a skid and into the median, where it struck a large rock, went airborne and hit a tree.
He was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where he died.
His 69-year-old wife, Lynne, was hospitalized with injuries not considered life threatening.
Police tell the Bangor Daily News both were wearing seat belts. They were heading to Brewer.