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May 6, 2014

Six injured in I-95 accident

SALISBURY — Six people were injured Sunday evening in a two-car accident on Interstate 95 north between exits 59 and 60. Five of the people were in a white Ford F-150 crew cab truck that rolled over after colliding with a red sedan containing a single occupant.

The force of the crash, which took place around 9:30 p.m., split a jersey barrier in two and knocked several other barriers out of place. All but one lane were closed to traffic for about an hour as state police, local police, ambulance crews and Salisbury firefighters responded to the scene, according to state police.

It is unclear where the injured were taken or how severe they were hurt, but a state police report shows that none were airlifted to Boston-area hospitals. Facebook posts related to the accident reported two were transported to area hospitals.

Salisbury firefighters who responded to the accident were not on duty yesterday when a reporter called the station.

State police are investigating the cause of the accident.

The accident took place in a stretch of the highway currently being widened by MassDOT-hired contractors as part of the roughly $300 million Whittier Memorial Bridge replacement project.

In addition to widening the highway from exit 57 in Newburyport to exit 60 in Salisbury, workers are replacing or reconstructing eight smaller bridges, not including the Whittier Memorial Bridge.

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