WINSLOW — Three women were taken to the hospital after two cars collided on China Road early Sunday morning in Winslow.

Two of the women had serious injuries, and police were not releasing details about their condition Sunday afternoon.

A 32-year-old Winslow woman told police she lost control of her car, crossed the centerline and struck another car head-on shortly after 6 a.m., according to Winslow Police Officer Linda Smedberg.

The woman was driving west toward Winslow and rounding a corner when icy road conditions caused her to skid across the road into the path of the other car, driven by a a 68-year-old woman from Waterville, Smedberg said.

The Waterville woman had serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to a nearby field, where a LifeFlight helicopter landed and then flew her to the hospital, Smedberg said Sunday afternoon.

Her 48-year-old passenger from Fairfield also had serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Waterville, she said. Both women were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The Winslow woman had minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Waterville, Smedberg said. She was not wearing her seatbelt during the crash.

Smedberg would not release the names of the women or other details about their condition. She said the information would be released Monday, after family members could be notified about the crash.

The crash happened in a 50-mph zone near where Pattee Pond Road connects to China Road, which is also Route 137. The icy road conditions are the suspected cause of the crash, which is still being investigated, Smedberg said.

No tickets were issued and speed, alcohol or other factors are not believed to have played a role in the crash, she said.

David Robinson — 861-9287

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