PEABODY, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are searching for a passenger they believe fled from a three-car crash that left eight people hospitalized in Peabody on Monday night.

Emergency crews responding to the intersection of Lowell and King streets around 6 p.m. found three heavily damaged vehicles and one occupant who had possibly overdosed, according to Peabody police.

Eight people were transported to area hospitals with undisclosed injuries.

One driver will be summonsed to appear in court for operating under the influence of drugs, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and operating after suspension, police said.

Officers are looking for a passenger who allegedly fled the crash scene.

No further information has been released.

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