Police said the driver of this 2014 Ford Escape SUV crossed the center line Tuesday and collided with two other vehicles on U.S. Route 201A. The crash injured four people and destroyed all three vehicles. Photo courtesy of Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

NORRIDGEWOCK — Four people were taken to the hospital early Tuesday after a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 201A that occurred when a driver reportedly fell asleep and crossed the center line, police said.

Kyle Demchak, 27, of Madison, was driving a 2014 Ford Escape SUV north along U.S. Route 201A, also known as Madison Road, just after 7:15 a.m. when it crossed the center line and collided with two vehicles heading south, according to Mike Mitchell, chief deputy of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. Mitchell said Demchak told officials he had fallen asleep prior to the crash.

The first vehicle the SUV struck was a 2022 Ford Escape being driven by Glenn Connors, 65, of Madison, and the second vehicle was a 2016 Toyota RAV4 being driven by Brian Brewster, 40, of Lexington, Mitchell said.

Mitchell said all three vehicles were destroyed in the crash.

Norridgewock Fire Department officials had to extricate Connors and a passenger, Grace Connors, 66, of Madison, from the 2022 Escape. They were taken by ambulance to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan with injuries that were not considered life threatening, Mitchell said. They also had to extricate Brewster from the RAV4, but Demchak was able to get out of his 2014 Escape on his own, he said.

Both men suffered non life-threatening injuries, he said.

The investigation is ongoing, according to Mitchell, who said emergency workers had to close the road for about an hour while they worked at the scene.

Somerset Sheriff’s deputies Logan Roberts and Kyle Haseltine responded to the crash and Roberts is the lead investigator in the matter, Mitchell said.

Redington-Fairview’s Emergency Medical Services crew responded to the scene, as did Starks Ambulance Service.

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