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1 dead, 1 facing OUI charge after 3-car crash in Massachusetts

A New Hampshire man is facing drunken driving charges. The crash happened early Sunday morning.

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — A New Hampshire man is facing drunken driving charges in connection with a fatal three-car crash in Massachusetts over the weekend.

Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to the northbound lanes of Route 3 in Chelmsford at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday where they found the involved vehicles.

Police say the preliminary investigation indicates that a car driven by 38-year-old Christopher Thompson, of Nashua, New Hampshire, rear-ended another vehicle driven by a 63-year-old Hudson, New Hampshire, man. A third vehicle then struck the second vehicle.

The Hudson, New Hampshire, man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released.

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Thompson was charged with operating under the influence and other offenses. He will be arraigned this week. It was not clear if he has a lawyer.