1 killed, 5 injured in crash on I-495 in Merrimac

One person thrown from vehicle; ladders, tools, and nails spread across roadway

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MERRIMAC, Mass. (AP) — State police say one person was killed and five others were injured when their van full of construction equipment rolled over on Interstate 495 in Merrimac.

The Ford van crashed on the northbound side of the highway at about 7:45 a.m. Thursday.

The crash apparently ejected one person and spread ladders, tools and nails across the road.

Five people were taken to the hospital but their conditions were not disclosed.

State police say it does not appear seat belts were used.

The crash was causing severe delays.

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