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Three People Killed in Head-on Crash


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According to the Herald News, three people died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 195 in Westport, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning.

Crash Remains under Investigation

Preliminary reports from the Massachusetts state police say that an eastbound livery vehicle crossed the center median, hitting another vehicle. One occupant of the westbound vehicle, according to the Herald News, was pronounced dead. Two people in the livery vehicle died in the wreck as well.

Rescue workers were called to the scene to extinguish a vehicle fire and help trapped occupants. According to the Herald News, no other information is available regarding the victims of the collision. The accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. local time.

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 32,675 people died in crashes on roadways in 2014, a 0.7 percent decrease from 2013.
  • An estimated 2.34 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2014, a 1.1 percent increase from 2013.
  • At 21,022 fatalities, the number of passenger vehicle occupants who died in 2014 is the lowest on record.

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