The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has reported the following local incident:

Oct. 18

An accident occurred on Route 1 in Newcastle involving Joanna K. Dennison, 33, of Waldoboro, and Corey A. Belcher, 43, of Washington. Dennison was operating her 2009 Dodge Caliber southbound behind Belcher’s 2002 GMC 1500, as Belcher was slowing down to make a left turn into Sherman Lake rest area. Dennison was distracted and could not stop in time and struck the rear of Belcher’s vehicle. Deputy First Class Brian Collamore was the investigating officer.

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