Victims ID’d in fatal wrong-way crash

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (WPRI) – A Massachusetts man was killed and three people were seriously injured in a seven-car crash late Sunday night.

According to police, it happened after a vehicle was reported driving the wrong way on 495 South in Plainville. Massachusetts State Police released the names of all involved early Monday.

Tony Dang, 39, of Randolph, was killed in the crash. Abraham Reay, 31, of Attleboro; Justin Daniels, 24, of Dudley; and Maria Costa, 28, of Providence, were all transported to the hospital with various injuries, none of which appeared to be life-threatening.

The National Transportation Safety Board investigated wrong-way crashes in its 2012 report and found that entering an exit ramp is how most drivers get on the interstate in the wrong direction.

According to the report, 57% of wrong-way crashes happen on the weekend, with the majority on Sundays. The report also states that more than 80% of deadly crashes were head-on at a high speed.

Police are still investigating to determine the exact cause of the crash. Part of the highway was temporarily shut down after the accident.

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