Two women were hurt Monday when their van crashed on Route 17 in Windsor, police said.

Kennebec County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Wing said the two were taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta with what were believed to be minor injuries. One of the women, who had been a passenger in the van, was later flown by helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with complaints of abdominal pain.

Wing said one of the women was in her 80s and the second in her 60s, but he wouldn’t identify either because of the ongoing investigation.

The crash occurred around 12:20 p.m. as the westbound Dodge minivan drifted across the eastbound lane and hit a mailbox before hitting a ditch and then becoming airborne. Wing said the van drifted when the driver reached over to wipe something off the shirt of the passenger. The van landed on the driver’s side facing east.

Firefighters from Windsor and Augusta used stabilizers to keep the van from rolling over onto its roof while cutting the women free. Wing said the van was destroyed.

Traffic remained open in both directions as crews tended to the pair and removed the van.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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