ST. GEORGE — A St. George woman was charged following a July 21 crash that injured five people, closed Route 131 temporarily and knocked out power for more than 2,000 people.

At about 4 p.m., Knox County Regional Communications received a report of a two-vehicle crash on the St. George Road in South Thomaston near the Harbor Road Veterinary Clinic.

According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the preliminary investigation shows that a 2017 Kia Sportage, operated by Elaine Griffin, 36, of St. George, was traveling south on the St. George Road and attempted to overtake a 2020 Subaru Outback, operated by Anne Just, 32, of Williamstown, Mass., who was also in the southbound lane in front of Griffin. She tried to make a left hand turn into the clinic, when Griffin’s vehicle struck Just’s vehicle.

Both vehicles went off road. Griffin’s vehicle struck a utility pole and Just’s came to rest in the ditch.

Both operators were treated medically and released at the scene, and three juvenile passengers from Griffin’s vehicle were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. Both vehicles were towed due to the extent of damages.

Griffin was charged with driving to endanger and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Knox Communications, South Thomaston Fire and Emergency Medical Services, St. George Fire and EMS, Creek Hill Towing Service and Central Maine Power.