By Staff

NEWBURYPORT (CBS) – State Police are investigating a fatal crash on I-95 in Newburyport. It happened near Exit 86 at about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Three cars were involved in the crash. Investigators say a 48-year-old man from Saugus was driving a 2014 Hyundai Elantra when it struck the rear of a 2020 Ford Transit van, then crossed the median into the southbound lanes and struck a 2019 Ford F-150.

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A Saugus man was killed in a crash on I-95 in Newburyport (WBZ-TV)

The driver of the Hyundai was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He has not been identified.

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The driver of the Ford F-150 suffered minor injuries. The van rolled over onto its side and came to a rest in the median.

A Saugus man was killed after crashing into a van and truck on I-95 in Newburyport (WBZ-TV)

State Police said the speed of the Hyundai is believed to have contributed to the crash.

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Two lanes on both sides of the highway were closed while the crash was cleared. The crash remains under investigation. Staff