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Police investigating crash between car, tractor-trailer


SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after a crash between a tractor-trailer and a Honda Accord caused major traffic delays on I-195 West during the evening commute Wednesday.

The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. approximately one mile prior to Exit 1.

According to Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Michael Sullivan, both drivers suffered minor injuries and were transported to Rhode Island Hospital. The tractor-trailer was driven by a 71-year-old man from New York and the Honda Accord was driven by a 41-year-old man from Providence.

The left and center lanes heading westbound were closed as crews worked to clear the crash, causing major traffic backups. The scene cleared around 6 p.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

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