TURNER — Deputies from the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a three-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Route 4 in front of Northeastern Firearms that reportedly injured three people.

According to authorities, a 1997 Honda Civic being operated by Robert Jerome of Sumner was stopped in the northbound lane waiting to make a left turn into the parking lot of Northeastern Firearms when a 2007 Ford Escape traveling north operated by Monica Kennedy of Jay collided with the rear of the Jerome vehicle.

The Jerome vehicle then collided with a 1999 Ford pickup that was traveling south. The driver of the Ford pickup was identified as Michael Needham of Sabattus, according to a statement released by William Gagne, chief deputy of the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office.

Jerome, Kennedy and a passenger in Jerome’s vehicle were transported to Central Maine Medical Center for treatment. The name of Jerome’s passenger was not immediately available. Needham was not injured. All three vehicles had to be towed from the scene and all sustained extensive damage, according to authorities.

Northbound traffic was diverted through the Northeastern Firearms parking lot while southbound traffic was detoured down County Road.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Turner Fire & Rescue. Troopers from the Maine State Police assisted with crash reconstruction. The cause of the accident remains under investigation at this time, authorities said.

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