SAUGUS — Two people have died after a wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicle in Saugus.

State police say the accident occurred on the northbound side of Route 1 at about 3 a.m.

They say one of the vehicles involved caught fire. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were transported to a local hospital, where officials say a second person succumbed to their injuries.

The names of those involved were not immediately released.

The northbound side of the highway remained closed Saturday morning as police investigated the accident.

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