Fatal crash claims Camp Bisco attendee

— A Maine woman attending Camp Bisco died after striking a guiderail on the state Thruway, according to police.

State police on Sunday, July 15, investigated a one-vehicle fatal crash on the state Thruway eastbound approaching exit 24. Police said the vehicle occupants attended the music festival in Mariaville.

Police said witnesses claimed the vehicle allegedly drifted from the center lane across the third lane and into the median, striking a box guiderail end. The guiderail allegedly penetrated the vehicle and killed the driver, Alisha Makepeace, 26, of Portland, Maine, according to police.

The passenger, David Melnick, 26, of New Hampshire, allegedly sustained a fractured leg and was transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment, according to police.

Police are awaiting toxicology results to determine if drugs or alcohol may have contributed to the accident.

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