31-year-old man died in wrong-way crash in Boston Saturday morning

BOSTON — A driver is dead following a multiple-vehicle wrong-way crash on Route 93 in Boston early Saturday morning.

The Massachusetts State Police told Boston 25 News the crash happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. Upon further investigation, police determined an SUV was traveling southbound on the northbound side before it struck two northbound vehicles right after passing the Columbia Road exit. That crash resulted in both of those drivers having non-life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after that crash, the wrong-way SUV driver struck a third vehicle, which caused the driver of that vehicle to sustain non-life-threatening injuries. The SUV eventually came to a rest in the two rightmost northbound lanes.

After crews arrived at the scene, they determined that the SUV driver, Richard Crawford, 31, of Everett, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two of the other operators were transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center with minor injuries: a 54-year-old Hyde Park man who was driving the Logan Express bus; and a 29-year-old Chelsea resident who was driving the Sonata.

A 48-year-old North Reading man who was driving the RAM pickup was not transported to a hospital. None of the three passengers on the bus were injured.

The facts and circumstances of the crash, including why the SUV operator was driving in the wrong direction, remains under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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