Three people were badly injured Monday during a head on crash on Route 9 in Chelsea.

Police at the scene said two pickup trucks crashed a little before 6 p.m. near Fowler’s Roofing & Construction near the Randolph town line.

According to a press release issued by Kennebec County Sheriff Ryan Reardon, a 1986 Ford pickup driven by Rowe Palmer, 37, of Farmingdale, and a 2009 Toyota Tacoma driven by Richard Morin, 62, of Randolph, sustained extensive damage in the collision with the Tacoma rolling upside down.

Firefighters from Chelsea used extrication tools to remove the three people trapped inside the two vehicles, according to the release, freeing them in less than 20 minutes.

All three people suffered significant injuries, according to police. Palmer and Monique Morin, 50, a passenger with Richard Morin, were transported to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. Richard Morin was transported to Lewiston. None of their injuries appear to be life threatening at this time, according to the release.

The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police are investigating the crash, which disrupted traffic for a few hours, and alcohol may be a contributing factor, according to the release.

Firefighters from Gardiner and Augusta also assisted at the scene of the accident.

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