Two dead in Salem crash in which wrong-way driver was suspected

Police were investigating a fatal accident involving multiple vehicles along Route 107/Highland Avenue in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem Police Chief Lucas Miller said it looked like one of the vehicles was heading the wrong way on the highway. think at this point one of the vehicles was heading in the wrong direction on the…south lane of Highland Avenue,” Miller said. As many as five vehicles were involved in the crash, Miller said. Video of the scene showed the roof of one of the vehicles cut away by first responders. A white sheet covered part of that vehicle. The male driver and a female passenger in the 2009 Ford Focus were pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. happened around 4:30 p.m. just south of Salem High School near the Northeast Animal Shelter.” When we looked outside, we immediately called 911 because we knew it was bad. Sharon Hodgkins, who works at the Northeast Animal Shelter, said, “They had the Jaws of Life, people who just peeled off the roof,” said Raymond Dorski, a witness. “They were trying to take the car apart to get the people out. “There are a few other injuries, but none of them are life-threatening,” Miller said.

Police were investigating a fatal accident involving multiple vehicles along Route 107/Highland Avenue in Salem, Massachusetts.

Salem Police Chief Lucas Miller said it looked like one of the vehicles was heading the wrong way on the highway.

“Our best guess at this point is that one of the vehicles was traveling in the wrong direction on the…south lane of Highland Avenue,” Miller said.

As many as five vehicles were involved in the crash, Miller said.

Video footage shows the roof of one of the vehicles being cut away by first responders.
A white sheet covered part of that vehicle.

The male driver and a female passenger in the 2009 Ford Focus were pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. just south of Salem High School near the Northeast Animal Shelter.

“When we checked out, we immediately called 911 because we knew it was bad,” said Sharon Hodgkins, who works at the Northeast Animal Shelter.

“They had the Jaws of Life, people who just peeled off the roof,” said Raymond Dorski, a witness. “They were trying to take the car apart to get the people out.”

“There are a few other injuries, but none of them are life-threatening,” Miller said.

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