SALEM (CBS) – A 91-year-old man driving the wrong way was one of two people killed in a five car crash in Salem Wednesday afternoon, police said.
According to investigators, 91-year-old James Newhall was driving a Ford Focus north on the southbound side of Highland Avenue when he crashed head-on into another car, which led to three more cars crashing.
Newhall and his passenger 55-year-old Margaret Newhall, both of Marblehead, died. Another passenger was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Two others involved the crash were also hospitalized. It took nearly four hours for the scene to be cleared and road to be re-opened.
Investigators are looking at nearby surveillance cameras to figure out where the Ford Focus entered, traveling the wrong way.