BELGRADE — A pair of Belgrade residents were injured during a crash on Route 27 Monday that sent a Jeep spinning into Belgrade Stream.

Ruth Langdon, 61, and Clinton Hanna, 26, were taken to local hospitals with what were believed to be non life-threatening injuries, said Maine State Police Trooper Diane Perkins-Vance. The victims were taken by ambulance to Inland Hospital in Waterville and MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.

The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m., as Langdon, driving a 2002 Pontiac four-door car north on Route 27, went to make a left turn into a driveway.

Hanna, who was driving home from work in his 2001 Jeep Wrangler, came up behind Langdon as she waited to turn. Hanna failed to stop and hit Langdon’s Pontiac from behind, Perkins-Vance said.

Hanna’s Jeep spun across the southbound lane and through Hayden Park. The jeep came to a rest on its wheels partially submerged in Belgrade Stream, more than 50 yards away from the where the crash occurred, Perkins-Vance said.

Belgrade fire and rescue workers had to don cold water gear to wade the icy stream to rescue Hanna, Perkins-Vance said. Hanna remained dry inside his Jeep as he waited for help.

Langdon’s Pontiac, meanwhile, was spun around by the impact and came to rest in the southbound lane facing the opposite direction.

Perkins-Vance said driver inattention and speed appear to have been factors in the crash. There were no charges as of Monday morning.

Langdon’s car was totaled, Perkins-Vance said. Hanna’s Jeep sustained front-end damage.

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