The Massachusetts State Police are investigating a multiple-vehicle wrong-way crash on Route 93 in Boston early this morning that resulted in the fatality of the wrong-way driver.
The crash occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2009 Chevy Tahoe was being operated southbound on the northbound side when, just after the Columbia Road exit, it struck two northbound vehicles, a Boston Logan Express Bus and a 2021 Dodge RAM 1500 pickup truck.
Subsequently, the wrong-way SUV struck a third vehicle, a 2018 Hyundai Sonata.
The Tahoe came to rest in the two rightmost northbound lanes. Its operator, identified as Richard Crawford, 31, of Everett, was determined to be dead at the scene.
Two of the other operators were transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center with minor injuries: a 54-year-old Hyde Park man who was driving the Logan Express bus; and a 29-year-old Chelsea resident who was driving the Sonata.
A 48-year-old North Reading man who was driving the RAM pickup was not transported to a hospital. None of the three passengers on the bus were injured.
The facts and circumstances of the crash, including why the SUV operator was driving in the wrong direction, remains under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County.
No further information is being released at this time.