Two people injured in Newburyport 3-vehicle I-95 crash involving tractor-trailer

Two people were injured—one seriously—in a three-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in Newburyport Sunday night, said Massachusetts State Police.

The tractor-trailer, a pickup truck, and a sedan crashed into each other on I-95 South around 7 p.m. near the Whittier Bridge, said State Police Lt. Dan Richard. A male passenger of the sedan was thrown from the car and had to be airlifted to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The sedan’s driver, a female, was taken to a local hospital, Richard said.

The identities and conditions of the victims were unknown Sunday, but Richard said “if you’re airlifted, it’s serious.”

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Richard said police were still investigating how the crash happened.

“There were three vehicles involved, and they all contacted each other at different times, but we don’t know who hit who first,” he said. “That will be part of the investigation.”

The two other vehicles’ drivers were uninjured, Richard said.

The accident closed both the northbound and southbound, high-speed lanes of I-95, clogging traffic for about an hour until the scene was cleared.