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ME corrections officer charged with manslaughter after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel


A prison officer who caused a fatal accident after working consecutive 16-hour shifts was convicted of manslaughter on Thursday.

Kenneth Morang told police he fell asleep before his truck collided with a family returning home in their SUV after seeing the movie ‘The Lion King’ in July 2019. A girl from 9-year-old Raelynn Bell died a few days later.

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Prosecutors said Morang knew he was too tired to drive and admitted he had dozed off before the collision.

Kenneth Morang, 64, told Maine police he didn’t know whether he had fallen asleep or not because he had no memory of the moments before the collision.

But the 64-year-old testified he was unsure if he had fallen asleep as he had no memory of the moments leading up to the collision.

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Morang resigned from his job at the Cumberland County Jail because the injuries he sustained in the crash prevented him from returning to work.

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