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Woman Rescued From River

| October 7, 2013

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Police say a 69-year-old woman has been hospitalized after driving her sport utility vehicle into an embankment and a telephone pole before continuing into central Maine’s Sebasticook River.

Officials say the accident happened Monday morning when Delores Withee was driving on Route 100 in Pittsfield.

Police say the vehicle was almost totally underwater, and that emergency crews broke open a back window to pull Withee out.

Withee was taken to Sebasticook Valley Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Police are investigating if the accident was caused by a medical issue.

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