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2 seriously hurt in crash on Massachusetts-Connecticut line

August 22, 2019
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Police investigate an accident involving a U.S. Postal Service vehicle and a pickup truck fleeing from Enfield police, Thursday, August 22, 2019, on the Route 5 on the Longmeadow, Mass/Conn. line. Massachusetts State Police say at least two people suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in the crash near the Connecticut border. (Jim Michaud/Journal Inquirer via AP)
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Police investigate an accident involving a U.S. Postal Service vehicle and a pickup truck fleeing from Enfield police, Thursday, August 22, 2019, on the Route 5 on the Longmeadow, Mass/Conn. line. Massachusetts State Police say at least two people suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in the crash near the Connecticut border. (Jim Michaud/Journal Inquirer via AP)

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say two people suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in a crash involving a pickup and a mail delivery truck near the Connecticut border.

Police in Enfield, Connecticut say they were trying to stop the pickup driver, who was believed to be under the influence of alcohol, but the driver fled across the state line into Longmeadow, Massachusetts where the accident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Video and photos from the scene showed debris strewn across Route 5, which was shut down during the investigation.

Enfield resident Jim Webb witnessed the crash and told Masslive.com that the pickup appeared to be speeding and described the impact as an explosion. He says the wreckage burst into flames.

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