A driver was killed Wednesday morning in a wrong-way crash on a Massachusetts highway, state police confirm.
Troopers responded just after 10 a.m. to Route 79 in Fall River, near the intersection with North Main Street, after a wrong-way driver had been reported.
When police arrived, they found a Nissan Altima, which had been driving southbound in the northbound lanes, had collided with a Ford Escape.
The Altima's driver, 75-year-old Raymond Martin of Somerset, sustained life-threatening injuries. He was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other driver, a 59-year-old Fall River man, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries.
Police do not know why Martin was on the wrong side of the road.
State police are investigating the cause of the crash.