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Massachusetts State Police: Two killed in fiery wrong-way crash on Route 95



Graphic courtesy of Milam County Sheriff

Two people have been killed in an early morning crash in Massachusetts.

According to Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police, just after 1:15 a.m., the State Police-Concord Barracks received several calls reporting a wrong-way operator driving south on Route north onto Route 95 north.

As Troopers began rushing to that area to look for the wrong-way driver, another call reported that the wrong way vehicle had crashed into another vehicle at Route 95 north at Route 4/225 in Lexington.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2001 Toyota RAV4 was northbound on Route 95 north by Exit 49. Simultaneously, the wrong-way operator, who was driving a 2019 Toyota Prius, was southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 95 at Exit 49. The Prius crashed head on into the RAV4 in the area of Exit 49B (Route 4 north/225 west).

The RAV4 rotated, rolled onto its driver side, and became engulfed in flames. The operators of both vehicles were extricated from their vehicles by firefighters and determined to be deceased on scene.

Procopio stated that the facts and circumstances of the crash, including why the Prius operator was driving the wrong way, remain under investigation by the State Police-Concord Barracks, State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

Route 95 NB at 4/225 in Lexington was closed for several hours to accommodate the rescue response and investigation.

At 6:43 a.m. the roadway was reopened, and all assets cleared the scene.

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