Saturday, December 22, 2012

inZpast: The teen named America's safest driver fell asleep on the wheel and killed himself and another person!

A youth honored last summer (1989) as America's safest teenage driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel before his car slammed head-on into another this weekend, killing himself and the other driver, police said.

The boy, Michael Doucette, 17, of Concord, and the other driver, Sharon Ann Link, 19, of Lebanon, were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. According to the police report, Doucette's car - which he won in the safe driver competition - drifted over the center line and slammed head-on into Link's. It appeared Link may have tried to swerve out of the way of the oncoming car, as the collision happened at the extreme right side of her lane.

"Preliminary investigation shows (Doucette) may have fallen asleep at the wheel," the state police report said. Henniker police said Saturday that no further information on the accident would be released until the investigation is finished.

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