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Three injured in violent crash on Route 24

A car was destroyed in a crash in Avon, Mass., Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Avon Fire Department Photo)

The northbound lanes of Route 24 in the Avon area were closed for several hours early Friday morning because of a violent crash that injured three people.

Massachusetts State Police said the highway reopened just before 7 a.m. Drivers should expect residual delays.

The Avon Fire Department said it responded to the crash near Harrison Boulevard at about 2 a.m. Video from the scene showed a car bent in half around a pole.

The fire department said first responders found two people outside the car with "significant" injuries.

State police said a woman was flown by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and that a second woman, believed to be the driver, was taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton.

State police said the car apparently struck another car, went off the road and struck some trees and the police.

The driver of the second car was taken to a hospital.

Wires fell across both the northbound and southbound lanes. One southbound lane was reopened at about 5:20 a.m.

National Grid was working to stabilize the pole.

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