AUGUSTA — A minivan collided with a sport utility vehicle Tuesday afternoon on Cony Circle, causing the SUV to roll onto its side and tying up traffic for a half-hour, police said.

No one was injured in the two-car crash, which was reported around 1:15 p.m. on the southern half of the circle, near the section of U.S. Route 202 that exits onto Memorial Bridge.

The accident happened when a 2005 Chrysler minivan that was traveling in the inside lane of the circle attempted to exit onto U.S. 202, said Sgt. Chris Shaw, of the Augusta Police Department.

To do so, the minivan had to cross through the outside lane, but it collided with a 1998 GMC Jimmy that was traveling in that outside lane, Shaw said. The impact caused the Jimmy to roll over and stop in the middle of the circle.

The minivan, which was driven by Valerie Sidelinger, of Vassalboro, was not badly damaged, Shaw said. The GMC Jimmy, which was driven by Charlotte Quimby, of Fairfield, had to be carried away on a wrecker.

The ages of both drivers were not immediately available. There were no passengers in either car.

The crash completely blocked traffic through that section of the circle and drivers were detoured onto Memorial Bridge for nearly 30 minutes.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

[email protected]

Twitter: @ceichacker

filed under: