Maine State Police say three people were injured Wednesday afternoon in an eight-vehicle pile-up on Interstate 295 in Falmouth.  

A trooper responded to a reported hit-and-run crash in the northbound lanes shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to WMTW.  

Police say one vehicle involved in the crash continued northbound and was pulled over a short time later. While a state trooper was speaking with the driver, traffic began to slow down. Police say several drivers slammed on their brakes, leading to a number of rear-end crashes.  

Eight vehicles were involved in the pile-up that blocked both lanes of travel.  

State police said three people were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with "non-life-threatening injuries" and five vehicles were towed from the scene. 

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