Man killed in wrong-way crash on I-93 in Boston during Northeast

State Police have identified the Massachusetts man who was killed in an oncoming multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 93 in Boston during a strong northeasterly early Saturday morning. The Massachusetts State Police Department said Richard Crawford, 31, of Everett, was the driver who caused the fatal crash. According to state police, Crawford was driving a sport utility vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe, traveling south on I-93 north. The Chevy struck two northbound vehicles, a Logan Express bus and a 2021 Dodge RAM 1500 pickup truck, just after exiting Colubmia Road. Crawford’s vehicle then struck a third vehicle, a 2018 Hyundai Sonata, on the north side of the highway. State police said the Chevy came to a stop in the two right-most lanes on I-93 north and Crawford was pronounced dead at the scene. A 54-year-old Hyde Park man, who was driving the bus, and a 29-year-old Chelsea resident, who was driving the Hyundai, were transported by Boston Emergency Medical Services to Boston Medical Center Boston with non-life-threatening injuries, according to state police. State police said the driver of the Dodge, a 48-year-old man from North Reading, was not taken to hospital. The Logan Express bus involved in the accident had three passengers on board at the time of the collision. None of the three passengers was injured in the accident, national police said. The facts and circumstances of the crash, including why Crawford was driving in the wrong direction, are still under investigation. Video recorded by a NewsCenter 5 photographer at the scene of the crash showed heavy snow and wind conditions. There also appeared to be a layer of snow on the pavement. The crash is being investigated by the Massachusetts State Police H Troop, MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, MSP Crime Scene Services Section and the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit.

State police have identified the Massachusetts man who was killed in a multi-vehicle reverse-flow crash on Interstate 93 in Boston during a strong northeasterly early Saturday morning.

The Massachusetts State Police Department said Richard Crawford, 31, of Everett, was the driver who caused the fatal crash.

According to state police, Crawford was driving a sport utility vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe, traveling south on I-93 north.

The Chevy struck two northbound vehicles, a Logan Express bus and a 2021 Dodge RAM 1500 pickup truck, just after exiting Colubmia Road.

Crawford’s vehicle then struck a third vehicle, a 2018 Hyundai Sonata, on the north side of the highway.

State police said the Chevy came to a stop in the two right-most lanes on I-93 north and Crawford was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 54-year-old Hyde Park man who was driving the bus and a 29-year-old Chelsea resident who was driving the Hyundai were transported by Boston Emergency Medical Services to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. , according to the national police.

State police said the driver of the Dodge, a 48-year-old man from North Reading, was not taken to hospital.

The Logan Express bus involved in the accident had three passengers on board at the time of the collision. None of the three passengers was injured in the accident, national police said.

The facts and circumstances of the crash, including why Crawford was driving in the wrong direction, are still under investigation.

Video recorded by a NewsCenter 5 photographer at the scene of the crash showed heavy snow and wind conditions. There also appeared to be a layer of snow on the pavement.

The crash is being investigated by the Massachusetts State Police H Troop, MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, MSP Crime Scene Services Section and the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit.

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