A Fort Kent ambulance was totaled early Wednesday morning when its operator reportedly fell asleep at the wheel and struck a utility pole on Route 11 in Masardis.

The driver, Russell Jandreau, 65, of Fort Kent, and another ambulance attendant were taken to hosptial for non-life threatening injuries after the 4 a.m. crash.

Police said Jandreau was traveling northbound and fell asleep in a curve. Jandreau woke up and attempted to correct the vehicle but it was too far into the ditch.  The ambulance struck a utility pole rolling over, according to police.

There was no patient on board at the time of the crash.  The ambulance was a total loss.

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