State police investigating fatal crash involving wrong-way driver in Somerset

SOMERSET, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities are investigating a deadly early morning crash on Route 195 in Somerset that state police say was caused by a wrong-way driver, officials said.

Troopers responding to a reported two-vehicle crash around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday found one of the vehicles involved fully engulfed in flames, according to a state police spokesman.

A preliminary investigation suggests a 2006 Volvo XC90 being driven by a 50-year-old Bristol, Rhode Island man was heading east on the westbound side of the highway when it struck a 2017 Nissan Sentra driven by a 21-year-old Portsmouth, Rhode Island man head-on.

The driver of the Nissan, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The wrong-way driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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