Fiery wrong-way crash sends 2 to hospital

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JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A serious two-car crash caused major delays on Interstate 295 North near Greenville Avenue in Johnston, Rhode Island State Police have confirmed.

All three travel lanes south of Exit 7 and Route 44 were closed for three hours Thursday night, but have since been reopened.

Per several tweets from Rhode Island State Police, the crash involved a wrong-way driver who was headed south on I-295 North. That driver hit another car head-on. Both drivers were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to family of the driver who was hit, she is in stable condition at the hospital. No word on the condition of the person who was driving the wrong way on the highway.

State police tell us the investigation into this crash is ongoing.