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Man Injured, 10 Dogs Involved in Turnpike Crash

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Maine State Police Troopers this morning, Sept. 14, responded to a crash in Ogunquit, involving a driver who fell asleep.

From the Maine State Police:

The investigation determined that 38-year-old William Funkhouser of Baker, West Virginia was driving a 2021 Toyota Tacoma northbound on the Turnpike (at mile marker 14 NB) when he fell asleep and swerved his pickup truck into the middle lane swiping a tractor-trailer. The crash caused the pickup truck to roll over several times. The passenger in the pickup truck, 23-year-old Jonah Hose, also of Baker, West Virginia was ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Hose suffered serious injuries and was transported to a Portsmouth, NH hospital. Funkhouser and the driver of the tractor-trailer were not injured. At the time of the crash, Funkhouser was transporting 10 dogs in a steel cage in the back of the pickup truck.

One dog was found deceased at the scene. 8 dogs were recovered. One is missing. Of the recovered dogs one was taken to a local veterinarian. At this time the dogs have been reunited with the driver of the pickup truck.

The crash remains under investigation.

***UPDATE 1125am***

All but one has been found. Several that have been located were on the beach and dunes. Three…

Posted by Ogunquit Police Department on Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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