One of the cars involved in a three-vehicle wreck Wednesday night on Route 26 in Paris. It was believed the driver was one of two people killed in the crash. Photo courtesy of Chris Wilson

PARIS — Police closed a section of Route 26 on Wednesday night after three vehicles collided at about 8:15 p.m., according to officials.

The driver of the 2004 Dodge, a 57-year-old South Paris man, and the driver of the Chevy, a 56-year-old Oxford man, both died at the scene.

The driver of the 2018 Dodge Ram was not hurt, though two of their passengers were taken to the hospital to be checked out.

The crash was reported in the area of 653 Park St., with rescue workers being told at least two occupants were trapped inside vehicles.

Fire crews extricated the trapped people as police rerouted traffic around the crash site.

Witnesses reported one vehicle had overturned and was on its roof.

Paris police were investigating the crash, with assistance from the Maine State Police and sheriff’s deputies from Oxford and Androscoggin counties. The Norway Fire Department was called to assist.

Police and fire crews were still at the scene at about 9 p.m.

It was unclear how long that stretch of Route 26 would remain closed. Motorists were advised to find alternative routes around the scene.

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