A Pennsylvania couple escaped serious injury after their Subaru drifted off Interstate 295 northbound Thursday night and rolled over near the Route 196 overpass.

The crash, near mile marker 31, was reported at 6:41 p.m. Thursday, said Trooper Greg Stevens.

Robert Okamoto, 76, of Holland, Pa., was driving his 2007 Subaru Outback north on Interstate 295 when, witnesses said, the vehicle drifted left into the passing lane. Okamoto then overcorrected, causing the Subaru to flip and land on all four tires in the median.

Stevens said Okamoto was fine and walked away from the crash. A Topsham Rescue crew took Okamoto’s 72-yearold wife, Alicia, to a Brunswick hospital to be checked for injuries. Stevens said he believes Okamoto dozed off, which caused the slow drift and overcorrection. No charges will be filed.

The Subaru “was loaded to the hilt,” and had some kind of boat on top, which was in pieces after the crash, Stevens said.

A wrecker towed away the totaled Subaru, and Okamoto was headed to get a rental car and go to the hospital to check on his wife, according to Stevens.

Traffic on the highway was reduced to one lane for about 45 minutes, Stevens said. Topsham Fire and Rescue also responded to the crash.

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