Wrong Way Crash on 495 Injures 3

A car traveling the wrong way on Route 495 in Wareham early Friday morning crashed into several vehicles sending three people, including the driver, to local hospitals with injuries.

At approximately 12:07 am this morning, Massachusetts State Police received reports of a vehicle traveling southbound on the northbound side of Route 495 in Wareham.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Schmidt of Middleboro.  He was driving a 2004 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck. He was first transported to Tobey Hospital where he was later transported via Med Flight to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston with serious injuries.

26-year-old Lisa Calixte of Randolph was driving a 2012 Nissan Sentra when Schmidt struck her vehicle. She was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

48-year-old Eileen O’Donnell of Falmouth was driving a 1996 Geo Prizm when she was struck. O’Donnell suffered minor injuries but was not transported to any medical facilities.

The accident remains under investigation by State Police.  No charges have been filed.


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