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Two critically injured in Ashland car crash

Five people were injured, two critically, when a car crashed in Ashland early Sunday morning. The accident occurred around 1 a.m. and involved a 2010 Kia, said Ashland Police Lieutenant Richard M. Briggs.

The car appeared to have left the roadway near Ashland High School, striking a utility pole before partially submerging in a swamp.

Two of the victims were taken by helicopter to hospitals in Worcester and Boston in critical condition, with the other three being transported on the ground, said Briggs. The victims weren’t identified.

East Union Street was temporarily closed between Route 135 and Cedar Street after the accident, while a crew from Eversource worked to restore power to the area.

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While it is still too early to determine the cause of the accident, speed was most likely a factor, said Briggs.

The accident is under investigation.