2 people dead in crashes in Winthrop, Warren

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WINTHROP, Maine (AP) -- Police are investigating a pair of unrelated fatal head-on crashes in Maine.

Police say 71-year-old Richard Leighton of Winthrop died in a crash on Route 202 in town at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Leighton was driving west when a vehicle coming in the opposite direction crossed the centerline and struck his pickup truck. The Winthrop woman in the other vehicle was hospitalized.

Police say the road was slushy at the time but it's unclear if weather played a factor.

Also at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, a 38-year-old woman died in a head-on crash on U.S. Route 1 in Warren.

Police say Alison Low of Warren was driving south when her car was struck by a northbound vehicle that crossed the centerline. Three others were injured.

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