BLUE HILL, Maine — A two-car head-on collision Tuesday on Mines Road resulted in three people being hospitalized, including a Sedgwick man who was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to a Bangor hospital, Maine State Police said on Wednesday.

Charles Read, 69, was a passenger in a 1996 Saturn being driven north when the collision occurred around 1:30 p.m., state police indicated Wednesday in a prepared release. Driving the car was Ann Flewelling, 70, also of Sedgwick.

The Saturn collided with a 2010 Audi driven by Karin Sanborn, 49, of Deer Isle, state police indicated.

The two vehicles struck “nearly head-on.” Read had to be extricated from the Saturn and then was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center, according to the release. Flewelling and Sanborn were taken to Blue Hill Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Information from EMMC about Read’s condition was unavailable Wednesday evening.

All three people are believed to have been wearing seat belts when the cars collided, according to police.

“It is unknown at this time why the vehicles collided and there were no witnesses,” state police said in the release. “The crash is still under investigation.”

The primary investigator in the incident is Trooper Jacob Ferland, who was assisted by Sgt. Tim Varney and fellow troopers Bryan Creamer and Chris Smith, according to the release. Fire Department personnel from Blue Hill and Sedgwick as well as County and Peninsula ambulance staff assisted at the scene.

Officer Chad Wilmot of Ellsworth Police Department is assisting the investigation by reconstructing the crash scene, state police said.

Bill Trotter

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....