Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards says 25-year-old Renee Harris of Alton told police that an oncoming car veered into her lane about 9 a.m. Sunday. She swerved and crash into the custom-made black iron fence. No one was injured.
Police say the accident might have caused $100,000 in damage to the gate. King spokeswoman Marsha DeFilippo says he was not home at the time.
At least two people have gotten in trouble trying to reach the popular horror author at home over the years. In 1991, a man broke in while King's wife was home alone. She ran to a neighbor's house and called police. In 2003, an illegal immigrant charged with stalking King was ordered removed from the U.S.