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.


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