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Jun 14, 2016 8:48 AM

Police identify 3 women injured in Friday car accident in Bedford

BEDFORD - Three people inujured in a serious crash on Route 101 Friday have been identified.

The accident happened Friday at 11:16 a.m. near Covenant Way. Witnesses told police a 1998 Toyota Camry, driven by Mary Evans, 41, of Manchester, was driving at a high rate of speed and was passing other cars by driving into the oncoming, westbound traffic lane.

As she tried to pass additional cars, police said Evans veered into the path of a 2000 Honda CR-V, driven by Marie Borino, 68, of Milford, striking the vehicle. The impact sent the Honda off the road and into some trees

Evans' Toyota then struck a 2015 Nissan Rogue driven by Diana Poulette, 78, of Bedford, head-on, with the two cars coming to a rest in the middle of the roadway.

The drivers of all three vehicles were each transported to area hospitals by the Bedford Fire Department with injuries that are considered serious but not life-threatening.

The three vehicles sustained heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene. The crash resulted in Route 101 being closed in both directions for about one hour while the drivers were rescued, the cars and debris were removed, and police investigated. The crashed caused significant traffic delays in town. The crash is under investigation.

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