PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A fiery multi-car crash on I-95 North in Pawtucket caused a headache during the morning commute on Thursday.
Four vehicles were driving in the high-speed lane near Exit 42 around 6:30 a.m. when traffic started to slow down and come to a stop, according to Rhode Island State Police.
The first vehicle stopped and was hit from behind by a second vehicle, which was hit from behind by a third vehicle, which was hit from behind by a fourth vehicle, state police said.
The crash caused three vehicles to catch on fire.
Two people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, state police said.
The highway was shut down for about an hour as crews worked to clear the scene and has since been reopened.