September 25, 2013

Sports car hits Windham school van, injuring student and two adults

The crash occurred on Windham Center Road near Route 202.

By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

WINDHAM — Three people were taken to Mercy Hospital Wednesday morning after a school van and a sports car collided, according to Windham police.

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A van from Windham High School and a sports car collided on Windham Center Road around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, injuring a student and the two drivers.

Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer

A Nissan 350Z was headed east on Windham Center Road at 9:30 a.m. when it crossed the center line and collided with the left side of the RSU 14 Dodge Caravan transporting a primary school child, police said.

The car was driven by Stephen Vasapolli, 53 and the van was driven by Amanda Brokos, 32. Aidan Deprey, 8, was the lone passenger in the van.

All three people, Windham residents, were taken by ambulance to the hospital in Portland with non-life-threatening injuries, said Police Chief Richard Lewson.

The collision occurred in front of 257 Windham Center Road, closing the road for a portion of the morning though it later reopened.

A witness told police the Nissan drifted across the centerline, causing the left front of the car to hit the left front of the van. Lewson said the sun was low in the sky and may have been a factor in the crash, but the investigation is still under way.

There was no indication the driver of the Nissan was using a phone at the time of the crash or that alcohol was involved, he said.

The vehicles appeared to have been destroyed in the crash, Lewson said.

 

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