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2 Weekend Deaths May be Result of Driving Under Influence

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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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