Speeding driver crashes after passing attempt in Standish, alcohol suspected

1 min read

STANDISH — A Westbrook man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash late Sunday night after attempting to pass another vehicle at high speed, authorities said.

Andrew Leeman, 32, was driving a 2015 Ford Taurus on Pequawket Trail near its intersection with Ossipee Trail West when the incident occurred at 11:52 p.m., according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Witnesses reported Leeman tried to pass a vehicle on a sharp turn at high speed before losing control.

The car left the road and struck two large rocks, causing them to be dislodged, before coming to rest on its side.

Multiple 911 callers reported the vehicle had rolled and caught fire.

Emergency responders arrived to find Leeman trapped inside the heavily damaged car.

The Standish Fire Department stabilized the vehicle to extract Leeman.

He was transported to Maine Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

The incident remains under investigation, and charges are pending its completion.

The sheriff’s office reminded drivers to avoid drinking and driving, urging those who do drink to find safe transportation home.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.