Police search for 3 suspects who fled crash in Newton; shelter-in-place lifted at schools

NEWTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A shelter in place has been lifted at schools in Newton, but police are still searching for three suspects who fled the scene of a crash on the Mass Pike on Friday morning.

State police say the individuals in question fled a crash on the exit 16 off ramp around 8 a.m., prompting an intense search.

Sources tell 7News that police are looking for for two males and one female.

A shelter-in-place order was given for Burr Elementary, Pierce Elementary, and Franklin Elementary. It has since been lifted.

A state police helicopter, K9 dogs and local police were all seen scouring the area at the height of the search. Things have since been scaled back.

It’s not clear why the individuals fled the crash scene. The names of those involved were not immediately available.

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