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Head-on collision in Littleton proves fatal

A man in his 40s died following a head-on collision on Route 2A in Littleton Thursday morning, officials said.

At 6:14 a.m., officers responded to a report of a crash on Ayer Road and found a Honda Pilot and a Mazda CX5, which were determined to have collided head-on, according to a joint statement from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Littleton Police Chief Matthew Pinard.

One of the drivers, a man in his 40s, was brought to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead, officials said. His identity is being witheld until the next of kin is notified.


The other driver, a woman in her 20s, was brought to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, officials said.

The crash is being investigated by Littleton police, the Middlesex district attorney’s office, and the Massachusetts State Police, officials said.

John R. Ellement can be reached at john.ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.