JAY — A driver ran a stop sign and caused a crash at a Route 133 intersection that sent him and three other people to the hospital Friday afternoon, police said.

Nicholas Osgood, 28, of Wilton, was driving west on East Jay Road about 2:15 p.m. when his four-door sedan ran a stop sign and collided with a pickup truck southbound on Route 133 driven by Loren Wentworth, 76, of Wilton, said Jay Police Sgt. Troy Young.

Both drivers and their passengers, two women, were taken in ambulances to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, Young said.

Several witnesses told police they saw Osgood “blow through the stop sign without slowing down” before the collision, Young said.

Osgood’s passenger, Katherine White, was trapped briefly in the 1999 Chevrolet sedan and freed after emergency responders used tools to pry open her door. White, 27, of New Sharon, had a shoulder injury and Osgood may have suffered a broken arm, and they were taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Young said.

Wentworth and his wife, Joan, 80, were taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, where they were in stable condition Friday evening, a hospital spokesman said.

Osgood was the only person involved in the crash who was not wearing a seatbelt. His car and Wentworth’s 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck were both destroyed in the crash, Young said.

Investigators determined the crash was caused by Osgood running the stop sign, Young said. He wouldn’t say if Osgood will face a traffic citation.

There is also a blinking red light at the intersection for drivers on East Jay Road and a blinking yellow light for drivers on Route 133, Young said.

There are no other factors suspected and both drivers were traveling near the speed limits, 40 mph on East Jay Road and 45 mph on Route 133, he said.

NorthStar Ambulance service took the injured to the hospital and Jay Fire Department assisted at the scene.

David Robinson — 861-9287

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