Driver dies after car crashes into Maine river – WMTW Portland

The driver was in critical condition Wednesday morning
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The driver was in critical condition Wednesday morning
A driver is dead after crashing and ending up in a river in northern Maine.
Police in Fort Kent say the crash started on East Main Street at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday when a vehicle left the road and went into the parking lot of an apartment building.
Police say the vehicle then went to the back of the building, went off a ledge, hit an embankment, rolled several times and went into the Fish River, where the vehicle ended up submerged.
Rescue crews were able to pull 52-year-old Sami Manirath, who was the only person in the vehicle, out.
She was flown to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where she was in critical condition before succumbing to her injuries.
Manirath was well known in the community as the owner of Sami’s Cuisine & Cocktails, a restaurant that has locations in both Fort Kent and Madawaska.
The crash was still under investigation Wednesday morning.
The Maine Warden Service, Maine State Police, US Border Patrol, Presque Isle Police Department and Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office were all also involved in the response and investigation.
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