DA: Wrong-way driver dies in I-93 crash; second driver injured
A man who drove his pickup the wrong way on the northbound side of I-93 just before the O'Neill Tunnel died earlier this morning when he crashed into an SUV coming the right way and he was thrown from his vehicle, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Idefonso Barros, 58, of Roxbury, was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he died, the DA's office reports.
The DA's office says State Police have determined the man, in a 1999 Dodge Dakota, somehow got onto the northbound side of the highway the wrong way. He struck a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, whose driver had to be extricated by firefighters. She is expected to survive.
The northbound side of the road was shut while firefighters extricated the second victim and police tried to determine the cause.