Three people were taken to the hospital the evening of Jan. 28 following a two-vehicle crash on Route 3.

Chief Deputy Bob Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said 51-year-old Mallory Banks of Belfast was headed east on the highway in a 2005 Jeep SUV when she lost control of the vehicle around 5:40 p.m.

The Jeep went into the other lane, striking a 2005 Subaru station wagon. That caused both vehicles to spin out of control, Keating said. The Subaru was driven by 68-year-old Mary Lesko of Brooklin, and 72-year-old Ronald Lesko was a passenger in the vehicle.

The crash occurred near the Searsmont/Montville town line, Keating said.

Banks reported having neck pain following the crash, and both of the Leskos complained of chest and neck pain. Ambulances from Liberty and Belfast responded to the scene, and all three individuals were taken to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. Keating said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Damage to the Jeep was estimated at $7,500, while damage to the Lesko vehicle was estimated to be $7,000.

Sgt. Dale Brown of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash. Keating said Thursday’s inclement weather caused a number of accidents around the county, though the one in Searsmont was the most serious.

“A number of roads glazed over and became very slippery, very quickly,” Keating said.