6 p.m.

The northbound lanes of Interstate 95 have reopened after a four-car pileup caused by a wrong-way driver this afternoon.

Police say four people, including Raymond Breton, 80, of Augusta, were taken to the hospital after Breton’s vehicle hit three other cars while he was driving south in the northbound lanes.

Breton was flown by helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. The other three victims were treated at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta and were released.

Two people involved in the crash, including a 1-year-old child, were not hurt.

The interstate was closed for nearly two hours after the 1 p.m., crash.

 

2:50 p.m.

AUGUSTA — Police continue to investigate a multi-vehicle accident in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 just north of Exit 109, the Augusta-Winthrop interchange.

Northbound motorists approaching Augusta are being diverted onto Western Avenue because of the accident.

There also is a brief delay in the southbound lanes.

Details of the accident were not available immediately, but a witness saw a driver headed south in the northbound lanes around 12:30 p.m., and the traffic jam began shortly after that.

Initial reports from TV news indicate three vehicles were involved in the crash, including the car driven by the wrong-way driver.