A vehicle is on its side Thursday after a wrong-way driver caused a wreck on Interstate 295 in the Freeport area, according to police. Maine Department of Public Safety photo

A Waterville woman was under the influence when she caused a three-vehicle wreck Thursday by traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 295, police said.

Marina Kinney, 30, was charged with operating under the influence after she crashed head-on into two vehicles while traveling south in the northbound lane of the I-295, near Brunswick, according to Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Kinney, driving a 2012 Toyota Sienna minivan, had stopped her vehicle on the highway and pulled into median strips separating lanes of the interstate twice at about 9 a.m. Thursday, Moss said. That happened once in Freeport and a second time in Brunswick.

A 2012 Toyota Sienna minivan was demolished Thursday when the driver went the wrong way on Interstate 295 in the Freeport area and hit two vehicles, according to police. Maine Department of Public Safety photo

After Kinney crossed the median in Brunswick, she began to drive in the wrong direction and hit two vehicles head-on: a 2019 box van registered to a flooring company in New Hampshire and a 2013 Ford Transit van, according to police.

The driver of the box van was treated at the scene for minor cuts, Moss said, but both Kinney and the driver of the Ford Transit van were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland for their injuries.

Kinney and the van driver’s injuries were not life-threatening, Moss said.

While the crash scene was cleared, police closed a section of the interstate for nearly two hours.

The Maine State Police were assisted by the Freeport Police and Fire departments and the town’s emergency medical services.

Moss said police were still investigating the crash later Thursday.

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