MONMOUTH — An accident that tied up traffic on U.S. Route 202 Friday sent three people to a Lewiston hospital.

The drivers, Edith Savage, 80, of Greene, and Jeannine Farrington, 65, of Lewiston, and a passenger in Farrington’s van, Andre Gagne, 64, of Lewiston, all were taken by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center, said Monmouth Police Officer Robert Wells.

None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening, police said.

The crash occurred about 11:30 a.m. when Savage, driving a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina, apparently failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Bog Road and U.S. 202. Wells said Savage, who was turning to head east on U.S. 202, pulled in front of Farrington’s east-bound 2003 Pontiac Montana van.

Both vehicles suffered significant front-end damage and probably are destroyed, Wells said.

Farrington’s van — with air bags deployed — ended up far off the eastbound side of the road, leaving muddy ruts from a tire in a grassy area between Blue Road and U.S. Route 202. The van was packed full with household items.

Savage told police she had come from buying flowers on Bog Road.

That section of U.S. 202 was closed for about 15 minutes. Monmouth firefighters and fire vehicles blocked the eastbound lane for some time after that while clearing the wreckage.

Wells said the investigation is ongoing and may result in charges, though none had been filed late Friday afternoon.

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