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Police: 2 dead in wrong-way crash on I-495

December 5, 2018

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — State police say two people have died in a wrong-way crash on a Massachusetts highway.

Police say four vehicles were involved in the crash shortly before noon Wednesday on Interstate 495 northbound at the Andover-Lawrence line.

Police say for reasons still under investigation, a woman driving a vehicle south on the highway crossed the median into the northbound lanes, sideswiped a pickup truck, then struck a Honda Pilot head-on before striking a third vehicle.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, a 38-year-old Lawrence woman, died. A passenger in the Pilot, a 56-year-old Lawrence man, also died. Three other people were injured.

No names were released.

All northbound lanes of the highway were closed during the investigation.

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