Police Identify Pair Killed in Salem Crash

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SALEM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police have identified the man and woman killed in a wrong-way crash in Salem on Wednesday.

The Salem Police Department said emergency crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash at around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Highland Avenue when a Ford Focus traveled north in the southbound lane and struck another vehicle head-on, causing two other cars to crash.

The Focus' driver James Newhall, 91, and his passenger Margaret Newhall, 55, both of Marblehead, were pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger in the Focus was hospitalized in critical condition.

Two others involved in the crash were taken to the hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

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