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Fryeburg, Maine, police and rescue vehicles block West Fryeburg Road on Tuesday afternoon while rescuers respond to a rollover crash. The driver was taken to Memorial hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (COURTESY PHOTO)

FRYEBURG, Maine — A teenager was involved in a roll-over crash in Fryeburg, Maine, on Tuesday.

According to police reports, a 16-year-old female from Lovell, Maine, was driving a black 2008 Jeep south on West Fryeburg Road when she was temporarily distracted. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a culvert, and rolled over.

The driver, who was not named because of her age, was transported to Memorial Hospital in North Conway for non-life-threatening injuries.

Fryeburg Police, Fire, and Rescue responded shortly after noon on Tuesday to crash at the 700 block of West Fryeburg Road.

“Driver inattention and inexperience are factors in this crash. The operator possesses an intermediate drivers license and is extremely fortunate that this crash was not worse,” said Chief Joshua Potvin, who later said no charges were being filed.

West Fryeburg Road was closed for over an hour while emergency crews tended to the scene.

Potvin is reminding drivers that the school season is coming up and law enforcement will be increasing their enforcement of distracted driving and other traffic rules.

“We are reminding drivers that ‘distracted driving’ is extremely dangerous and includes more than texting,” Potvin said. “The operator of a motor vehicle cannot engage in any activity that is not necessary to the safe operation of the vehicle.”

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