WINSLOW — Blinding glare from the sun may have been a factor in a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon at the intersection of Augusta Road and Carter Memorial Drive, according to police.

Police Chief Shawn O’Leary said in a news release that police don’t think alcohol or a snow squall during the afternoon were factors in the crash.

“We believe that the sun had blinded one of the operators from seeing the light, which caused the accident,” O’Leary said in the release.

The collision involved a Dodge minivan with two occupants, a Dodge sport-utility vehicle with one occupant and a truck with one occupant. O’Leary said the SUV and the minivan collided, causing one of them to strike the truck as it waited at the interchange.

Two people were taken by ambulance to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. O’Leary was not certain whether police would press any charges as a result of the crash.

“At this point in time, we’re continuing to investigate it,” he said.

Winslow police, fire and rescue responded to the accident, as did Maine State Police.

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