3 seriously injured in wrong-way crash on New Hampshire highway

NASHUA, N.H (WHDH) - Authorities say three people were seriously injured Sunday in a wrong-way crash on the Everett Turnpike in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Emergency crews responded to the crash around 2:45 a.m. on the northbound side of the highway between exits 1 and 2, and found one vehicle that had slammed head-on into another vehicle.

Three people were found trapped inside the badly damaged vehicles. Authorities say they had to be cut from the wreckage.

Two medical helicopters were called to the scene. The highway was shut down for a period of time to allow the helicopters space to land.

The operator of the vehicle traveling the wrong way was identified as Juan Osorio Marin, 23, of Hudson. New Hampshire State Police say he was taken to Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, with life-threatening injuries.

The names of the women injured in the crash have not been released. They were flown to Tufts Medical Center in Boston and UMass Medical Center in Worcester with life-threatening injuries.

The crash is under investigation.

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