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Suspect Arrested, 3 Hospitalized After Duxbury Hit-and-Run Crash

Three people are hospitalized, including one person who suffered serious, life-threatening injuries, Massachusetts State Police said.

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A 28-year-old Scituate man was arrested after allegedly running from the scene of a serious crash that put three people in the hospital Sunday night in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

Nohelty, who was driving a 2007 Chrysler 300C, is accused of running into the woods after the serious four-car crash on Route 3 near Exit 22 shortly after 10 p.m.

Police spent over an hour searching for Richard Nohelty with a helicopter and a K-9 unit. They were finally able to find him in the area of Beaver Dam Road in Scituate around 11:40 p.m.

Nohelty was taken to South Shore Hospital with possible minor injuries. He faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and speeding.

Three other people were hospitalized after the crash, including one person who suffered serious, life-threatening injuries, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

The driver of a 2011 Toyota Camry, a 59-year-old Plymouth man, was rushed to South Shore Hospital with serious injuries.

The drivers of the two other cars involved, a 26-year-old Waltham man driving a 2001 Toyota Avalon, and 24-year-old Weymouth man driving a 2004 Mercedes S500SE sedan, were both taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.

Police believe Nohelty was driving northbound on Route 3 when his car hit the guardrail on the left side of the road and became disabled in the left travel lane. The three other vehicles, all also driving northbound on Route 3, were damaged in chain reaction crashes after one of the cars swerved to the right to avoid hitting Nohelty's car.

A section of Route 3 was completely shutdown late Sunday night for the investigation and crash reconstruction, officials said, but has since been reopened.

The crash remains under investigation by Massachusetts State Police. Scituate and Duxbury police and fire departments responded to the scene. No further information was immediately available.

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