Victim in Plainville wrong-way crash identified

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PLAINVILLE, Mass. (WPRI) — Officials have identified the victim killed in a wrong-way crash on early Thursday morning.

James Keating, 22, from Norton, was driving northbound on the southbound side of I-495 when he collided with an oncoming car near exits 13 and 14.

Police said they received reports of a wrong-way driver at about 2 a.m. By the time troopers arrived at the scene, the wrong-way driver had already crashed.

The identity of the second driver, a 21-year-old Barnstable woman who suffered serious injuries, will not be released, according to police.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.