2 dead in wrong-way crash in Massachusetts

October 8, 2018

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two New Hampshire residents have died in a wrong-way crash on a Massachusetts highway.

State police say a Nissan Altima was reportedly driving south in excess of 100 mph in the northbound lanes of Route 3 in Chelmsford at about 1:30 a.m. Monday when it collided head-on with a Dodge Avenger.

The driver of the Nissan, a 42-year-old woman from Nashua, New Hampshire, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge, a 21-year-old man from Hudson, New Hampshire, was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Their names were not immediately made public.

The cause, including why the woman was driving on the wrong side of the highway, remains under investigation.

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