New Hampshire

2 Weekend Deaths May be Result of Driving Under Influence

Two motor vehicle accident fatalities in Maine this weekend may be the result of driving under the influence, according to authorities.

On Friday night, a man died in a one-vehicle crash when he allegedly lost control of his pickup truck shortly after leaving a local marijuana festival in Lebanon.

The truck's driver was pinned under his vehicle after it flipped and died at the scene. A male passenger was brought to Frisbee Hospital in Rochester, New Hampshire and later released.

On Saturday night, a Windham man died when his Harley Davidson motorcycle veered off of Route 35 in Hollis and crashed into a tree just before 11:00 p.m.

Maine State Police said alcohol and speeding were likely factors in 45-year-old Edward Stanhope's death.

Both incidents are being investigated.

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