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State Police probe accident that took down power lines

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The vehicle that crashed was found rolled over onto a guardrail. (Lebanon Fire and EMS photos)

SOUTH LEBANON, Maine - State Police are investigating an early Monday morning rollover crash that took down some power lines at the corner of Route 202 and River Road near the New Hampshire line in East Rochester.

Rochester Police responded first around 3:22 a.m. for a 911 caller who reported what sounded like a motor vehicle accident near the bridge that connects South Lebanon and East Rochester.

A Rochester Police officer crossed the bridge into Maine and verified there was an accident, that there were wires down and fluids on the ground, but no driver in the vicinity.

Responders work the scene of an early morning crash on Monday at the corner of River Road and Route 202 in South Lebanon.

Meanwhile, an East Rochester Cumberland Farms employee told officers they'd seen a male covered with blood walking toward Rochester on Highland Street about the same time.

Lebanon Fire and EMS and State Police were dispatched around 3:35 a.m. Upon arrival, they found a single vehicle resting against a guard rail with heavy damage, according to Lebanon Fire and EMS, which said one pole had been broken and was lying about 15 feet from its original location. They also confirmed no operator or passengers of the vehicle in the area at the crash scene.

Route 202 was closed for about 2 1/2 hours while crews cleared the debris and CMP worked to repair the pole and downed lines.

The Maine State Police trooper who covered the accident was not immediately available today.

This story will be updated.

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