One person was taken to a local hospital Thursday morning and two others suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Canaan.

James Ross, chief deputy with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, said the crash happened about 7 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Main Street, also known as U.S. Route 2, and Hill Road near downtown Canaan.

Deputy Toby Blodgett responded and determined that Christopher Jarvais, 46, of Skowhegan, had been driving east on Main Street in his 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe when Mona Carpenter, 39, of Canaan, pulled off Hill Road into Jarvais’ path.

Carpenter was driving a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder. Carpenter told Blodgett that she thought she saw Jarvais’ turn signal on. Jarvais said he was heading to work in Pittsfield and did not have a turn signal on.

Jarvais, Carpenter and her son, Seth Carpenter, 18, all suffered minor injuries from the crash and air bag deployment.

Mona Carpenter was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan by EMS ambulance to be checked out as a precaution, Ross said.

Blodgett was assisted at the scene by members of the Canaan Fire Department. Vehicles were towed from the scene by A-Plus Towing and Route 201 Service, according to Ross.

No charges are expected to be filed in the case.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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