Massachusetts State Police

Medical Helicopter Called to Serious Crash on I-495 in Andover

One person was taken to Tufts Medical Center, and a second person was taken to Lawrence General Hospital, Massachusetts State Police said

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A serious crash on Interstate 495 in Andover, Massachusetts, on Tuesday sent two people to local hospitals and partially closed the highway for a period of time during the evening commute, state police said.

Troopers responded to the scene on I-495 southbound in the area of the Chandler Road Overpass (Exit 97), and a medical helicopter was called.

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According to state police, one person was taken by MedFlight to Tufts Medical Center, while a second person was taken to Lawrence General Hospital. There was no word on either person's injuries.

Drivers were initially urged to seek an alternate route before the two right lanes opened to traffic. State police said just after 6:45 p.m. that all lanes had since reopened.

No other information was immediately available.

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