UPDATE 3: 9:50 a.m. 02/01/21
Investigators with the Collision Investigation Unit have reviewed available video and on scene evidence in this incident. They have determined that the Lincoln SUV that caught fire in this collision entered Route 28 from Anderson Street heading the wrong direction.
UPDATE 2: 2:35 p.m. 01/30/21
Please see update in the text of the original blotter entry below to reflect the gender of the two people deceased in this incident.
UPDATE: Route 28 has reopened to traffic.
Original incident details:
Police, Fire and EMS responded to a head-on two-vehicle collision involving a wrong way driver on Route 28 southbound near the E. Ohio Street exit just after 7:15 a.m.
When first responders arrived on scene they found one vehicle in flames. The male driver of that vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female passenger of the second vehicle was also pronounced deceased and the male driver was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Route 28 southbound was closed to traffic between the 31st Bridge and E. Ohio Street.
The Collision Investigation Unit was on scene and will be investigating the exact cause of the collision.
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