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2 killed in wrong-way crash on I-93 in Massachusetts over Memorial Day weekend

2 killed in Methuen wrong-way crash
2 killed in Methuen wrong-way crash 00:14

METHUEN - Two people died in a wrong-way crash on I-93 south in Massachusetts over Memorial Day weekend. 

The crash happened at about 2 a.m. Monday morning in Methuen. Massachusetts State Police said a 2020 Toyota RAV4, driven by 53-year-old Quincy resident Fan Jin Mo, was traveling in the wrong direction.

Wrong-way driver hit two cars

The RAV4 hit a 2021 Toyota Camry head-on, killing 21-year-old driver Levi Munoz Lopez who was also from Quincy. It then hit a third car, but the driver of that vehicle was not hurt.

Jin Mo was taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.

The crash forced all three lanes of 93 South to close for about three hours while police investigated. 

Police said the crash is still being investigated.

Wrong-way crashes in Massachusetts

Wrong-way crashes result in 400 to 500 deaths every year across the United States. 

In 2022, MassDOT began testing wrong-way driver detection systems on Massachusetts highways as part of a $2.6 million pilot program on 16 ramps in the state. There have been more than 9,000 wrong-way crashes in Massachusetts since 2010, according to AAA northeast. 

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