Wrong-Way Driver Hits Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Work Van on Maine’s I-295
On Thursday morning, a vehicle that crossed the median of Interstate 295 in Brunswick struck two vehicles head-on, including a Portsmouth company's work van.
Maine State Police spokeswoman Shannon Moss said a 2012 silver Toyota Sienna was reported to be stopped in the median around Exit 28 (Route 1), but was gone when troopers arrived. The van was later located further south after the driver, Marina Kinney, 30, of Waterville, crossed the median and drove southbound in the northbound lanes, hitting two vehicle head-on.
The first vehicle was a box van belonging to Portsmouth Quality Flooring of Portsmouth and driven by Travis Mullins, 37, of York. The second vehicle hit was a 2013 Ford Transit van operated by 56-year-old Jose Menara of Woburn, Massachusetts, which flipped onto its side. Menara and Kinney were transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland with non-life-threatening injuries.
"We’re so fortunate that our driver was able to walk away with only minor injuries and thankful for all the law enforcement and medical personnel on the scene that assisted everyone involved," the company wrote on its Facebook page.
Kinney was charged at the hospital with driving under the influence, according to Moss.