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Police and fire

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An accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Doyle Road shut down the westbound lane of the highway for several hours.

2 killed, 7 hurt in New Haven crash

6 vehicles in fiery wreck at U.S. 30 and Doyle Road

Michelle Davies/The Journal Gazette
Emergency responders were on the scene Tuesday afternoon at a fatal accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Doyle Road.

Two people were killed and two were seriously injured in a fiery six-vehicle crash this morning in New Haven, police said.

The crash involving three cars, two sport utility vehicles and a tractor-trailer rig occurred at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Doyle Road, said officer Scott Adam, a New Haven police spokesman.

Police officers and firefighters were sent to the intersection at 10:48 a.m., and they found a car on its roof, engulfed in flames.

The flames were quickly extinguished, but the sole occupant of the car died at the scene, Adam said.

Another motorist in an SUV also died at the scene, and seven others were hospitalized. Two of those seven were listed in serious condition, Adam said.

He said the six vehicles were headed west on U.S. 30 when the crash happened. He said the conditions were clear and dry at the time.

All six vehicles were heavily damaged, Adam said. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

"There's so much damage and debris and a lot of witness statements, a lot of stuff to put together," Adam said. "It's a mess."

Shortly before 5 p.m., the westbound lanes of U.S. 30 remained closed at Webster Road.

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