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2 Dead in Wrong-Way Crash on Route 20 in Charlton, Police Say

One driver is believed to have been going west in the eastbound lane of the highway, according to police

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Two drivers died in a wrong-way crash on Massachusetts Route 20 Wednesday in Charlton, police said.

The crash involved three vehicles, one of which was towing a boat trailer, and temporarily closed the highway, according to Massachusetts State Police and the Department of Transportation. The driver who survived wasn't injured.

The crash took place Wednesday morning near Carroll Hill Road. A 2003 Subaru Legacy was heading westbound on the eastbound side of the road, and ran into a tractor-trailer hauling a large boat and a 2016 Honda Fit heading eastbound, according to state police. The Honda got pulled under the trailer and was dragged for a short distance, police said.

The driver of the Subaru — identified by Massachusetts State Police as Susan Celauro, 63, of East Norwich, NY — was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital. The driver of the Honda, Alexander Owanisian, 35, of Southbridge, was determined to be dead on scene, police said. The truck driver was not injured.

The crash remained under investigation Thursday.

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