HOLDEN, Maine — Two people, including a 9-year-old girl, were brought to the hospital Wednesday after a collision on Route 1A, police said.

Kostas Papadopoulos, 30, of Houlton was traveling toward Brewer and had stopped to make a left turn into Maine Military Supply when he was rear-ended by a 17-year-old, according to Holden police Chief Chris Greeley.

The crash occurred around 11:40 a.m. and tied up traffic on the busy highway for about an hour, according to Greeley.

Papadopoulos’ 31-year-old wife, Jaclyn, and the girl were both brought to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening, Greeley said.

The chief said both were conscious and alert at the scene.

Kostas Papadopoulos and the teenager, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, were not injured, Greeley said. Both vehicles had significant damage.

The road was shut down in both directions for about an hour while crews worked at the scene but has since reopened, Greeley said.

Maine State Police, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office and the Dedham Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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