WATERVILLE — Three people were taken to the hospital Thursday night after a three-vehicle crash on upper Main Street, police said.

The crash was reported at 5:19 p.m. and involved a Jeep traveling north, a van traveling south and a car stopped at the entrance to Elm Plaza near McDonald’s, waiting to turn onto upper Main Street, said Officer Chase Fabian of the Waterville Police Department.

The van was the Colby Jitney, a free shuttle service that Colby College makes available to students, but no students were on board at the time of the crash, Fabian said. It was driven by Marco Antonio Zamarron-Corpus, 21, of Austin, Texas, a Colby student.

The Jeep was driven by Michael MacArthur, 50, of Fairfield, who turned in front of the van in an attempt to enter Elm Plaza, Fabian said. The car, a Chevrolet Caprice driven by Bryan James Reed, 26, of Waterville, also was damaged when the van and Jeep collided, Fabian said. Both the van and Jeep were totalled, Fabian said.

MacArthur and two passengers in his car, Michelle MacArthur and Kelly MacArthur, were taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer Center for Health. Fabian said he was not sure of the extent of their injuries.

No charges are expected. A nursing supervisor at Thayer declined to provide patient status updates.

The accident shut down southbound traffic on upper Main Street for about an hour.

The name of Bryan James Reed has been corrected in this story.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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