- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - State police say a man who died in a wrong-way crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike earlier this week was headed in the proper direction before he pulled into the breakdown lane, did a U-turn and began driving the opposite way.

The victim of the crash in Southborough just before midnight Monday that involved three other vehicles was identified as 28-year-old Timothy Auger, of Rutland. Police originally said the crash was in Westborough.

Police say Auger was headed west before doing the U-turn and driving east in the westbound lanes.

He sideswiped one other vehicle before colliding head-on with two more. Six people in the other three vehicles required hospitalization.

The crash backed up traffic for hours. The investigation is ongoing.


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