DURHAM – A 44-year-old Auburn man apparently suffered a seizure Friday morning, causing his car to slam into a house.

Russell Mann of 26 Trapp Road was transported by LifeFlight ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where he was listed in stable condition Friday afternoon.

State Police Trooper Ricci Cote said officials believe Mann, who was driving alone, suffered an epileptic seizure while approaching the intersection of routes 9 and 136 and Ferry Road.

Cote said Mann was driving north on Route 136 toward Auburn when his car veered off the road and knocked down a mailbox and post in front of the George Naugler residence. The car crossed Route 9, went through a picket fence and into the side of the home of John K. Gerken at 1003 Ferry Road. There was an undetermined amount of damage to the nearly two-century-old house.

Damage to Mann’s 1990 Pontiac Grand Am 4-door was extensive in the 7:31 a.m. mishap. He was wearing a seat belt.

The accident remains under investigation, Cote said.


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