5 killed in wrong-way crash on I-495 in Middleborough

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MA (WHDH) - Five people were killed after a fiery wrong-way crash involving two cars in Middleboro early Monday morning.

Police said a woman was driving the wrong way on the northbound side of I-495 when she crashed head-on into another car with four people inside. That car burst into flames upon impact. All five people were pronounced dead at the scene.

State Police are investigating the crash and are trying to determine why the woman ended up driving on the wrong way of the highway. State Police said the driver who was hit head-on never had a chance to get out of the way.

State Police said the four people in the car that was hit were all students at Massachusetts colleges. The driver was a 20-year-old man from Paxton and Osterville and his passengers were a 19-year-old Hyannis man, a 19-year-old Harwich man and an 18-year-old man from West Babylon, N.Y. The victims’ names have not been released.

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