5 dead in wrong-way crash on Massachusetts highway

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Posted: Oct 24, 2016 5:40 PM

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — State police say five people, including four college students, were killed in a fiery wrong-way crash on a Massachusetts highway near Boston.

Investigators say a vehicle traveling south on the northbound side of Interstate 495 in Middleborough struck a vehicle shortly after midnight on Monday.

The head-on crash caused the vehicle heading the right direction to burst into flames, killing all four occupants.

State police said they would not release the names of the victims until Tuesday, but said the driver was a 20-year-old Osterville man, and the three passengers a 19-year-old Harwich man; a 19-year-old Hyannis man; and an 18-year-old man from West Babylon, New York.

All four attended Massachusetts colleges.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, a 31-year-old woman, also died.