Two drivers were killed in a three-vehicle collision on Route 20 in Charlton, and the Massachusetts State Police are looking into it. On Wednesday afternoon, three vehicles collided along Carroll Hill Road.
Police said that based on their initial investigation, one of the drivers might have been traveling westbound on the eastbound side of Route 20 at the time of the collision. The victims, who were both adults, were each driving their car, according to state police.
A flatbed truck hauling a boat was struck by one vehicle, according to video taken at the scene. A second car with front-end damage was discovered about 30 feet farther down the road. The place of the collision is on a section of Route 20 that is divided by a cement wall. It is legal to drive no faster than 50 mph in the area.
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According to police, one of the drivers was declared dead at the spot, while the second victim was taken to Worcester’s UMass Medical Center and ultimately died there. As of Wednesday afternoon, eastbound traffic was still blocked due to the incident, which was attended by dozens of emergency personnel.
According to state police, the victims’ names wouldn’t be made public immediately until the next of kin were notified. According to police, an investigation is still being conducted into the events leading up to the collision.