LEXINGTON (CBS) – Two people are in critical condition after a wrong-way crash shut down all lanes of Route 128 north in Lexington early Tuesday morning.
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State Police say a car was heading south in the northbound lanes and collided with another vehicle around 4:15 a.m. just before the Route 3 on ramp.
Troopers immediately shut down the northbound side of the highway near the Burlington line.
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“The two vehicles involved are a 2008 Hyundai Accent and a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt; at this time, the investigation into which vehicle was going the wrong way is ongoing,” State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said in a statement.
No names have been released, but Procopio said the driver of the Hyundai was a 20-year-old woman from Wayland. The Cobalt driver was a 27-year-old man from Dracut.
A breakdown lane was opened for traffic to slowly get by, but there were major delays in the area for the morning rush hour.
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No other information is available at this point in the investigation.