A 48-year-old man from Saugus was killed in a three-car crash Tuesday, where he rear-ended a van and struck a pickup truck traveling the opposite way on Interstate 95 in Newburyport, State Police said.
The crash happened at 3 p.m. on the northbound side of the highway, a mile from Exit 86. Investigators believe the man was speeding when he struck the rear of a 2020 Ford Transit van with his 2014 Hyundai Elantra, according to a statement from State Police.
The van rolled over from the collision, which caused the car to cross over the median and into the southbound lanes. It then struck a 2019 Ford F-150 pickup truck before leaving the roadway, State Police said.
The car’s driver was rushed to Anna Jaques Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The van’s driver, a 28-year-old Beverly man, was also brought to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A 61-year-old man from Old Orchard Beach driving the truck was uninjured, State Police said.
An investigation shut down the two left travel lanes on both sides of the highway, State Police said.
The crash remains under investigation.