PLAINVILLE (CBS) – The driver who died in a crash involving seven cars on Interstate 495 Sunday was identified Monday.

State Police say Tony Dang, 39, of Randolph, was driving a 2006 silver Honda Accord when he was killed after being ejected from his car in the crash in the southbound lanes in Plainville just before 10 p.m.

Three people in six other cars were hurt in the pileup that shut down southbound I-495 for about three hours.

Police said none of those injuries were life-threatening.

There’s still no official word yet what caused the crash, but police said Sunday night troopers were responding to reports of a vehicle traveling the wrong way between exits 13 and 14.

Nancy Hanley, a passenger in one of the cars that was hit, told WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi Monday that Dang was the wrong way driver.

Hanley was in a car driven by her partner when they saw headlights coming at them.

‘We saw a car crash in front of us and before we knew it a car was just careening diagonally across 495,” she said. “Then he went off sideways after he ricocheted off the first car and hit us and we just kept hearing crashes behind us as he went further on down the road.”

Hanley, an off-duty police officer, jumped out of her car to help others. She said there was nothing she could do for Dang.

State Police said the cause of the crash is still under investigation.


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