Wrong-way driver caused crash on Mass Pike

Minor injuries reported in Russell crash

RUSSELL, Mass. (WWLP) – State police say that a wrong-way driver caused a crash that led to backups Massachusetts Turnpike in western Hampden County.

State Trooper Chris Kudlay told 22News that a driver was headed eastbound in the westbound side of the Pike in Russell, and collided with another driver.

Kudlay said there were minor injuries in the crash, and that the two right travel lanes (there are three travel lanes in that particular section of the Pike) had to be closed while everything was cleaned up. All lanes have since re-opened.

There is no word at this time on charges, or how the driver ended up on the wrong side of the road.

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