NORRIDGEWOCK – Three people suffered multiple serious injuries after a head-on accident in Norridgewock.
According to Chief Deputy Mike Mitchell at the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, the accident took place late Thursday afternoon on River Road, close to downtown Norridgewock.
The crash involved a pickup truck, driven by 72-year-old Robert Miller of Anson, and a car operated by 65-year-old Devon Periard of Smithfield.
Joseph Colombo, 67, of Anson was also riding in Miller’s truck.
Both vehicles were totaled.
All three victims were taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, and then transported via LifeFlight to hospitals in Portland and Bangor for treatment for multiple serious injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but Chief Deputy Mitchell says slippery road conditions and sunlight could be to blame.
All of the people involved were wearing their seat belts.
That section of River Road was shut down while authorities worked to reconstruct the scene, but was expected to be reopened by 6:30 p.m.