5 young adults killed in wrong-way crash on I-495

middleboro, ma 10/24/16 two vehicles involver in overnight fatal crash, five dead, on rte 495 middleboro white vehicle - wrong way driver, demolished car, four dead... * george rizer for the globe

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A wrong-way driver struck a vehicle carrying four people, causing the car to burst into flames.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/middleboro%20fatals3-11234.jpg Photos: Wreckage after fatal wrong-way crash on I-495

Five young adults were killed when a wrong-way driver on Interstate 495 in Middleborough

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