A two-vehicle crash on Rt. 140 northbound in Lakeville this morning sent six people to the hospital, but authorities said none of the injuries appeared to be serious.

Shortly before 10 a.m., the Lakeville Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a two-vehicle crash on Rt. 140 near the Howland Road overpass, according to Lakeville Fire Chief Michael P. O'Brien.

Lakeville Fire responded with two ambulances, two engines, and two cars. Mutual aid ambulances and engines were provided by Freetown, Taunton, and Berkley.

Crews arrived to find six people in need of transport to the hospital, but the injuries did not appear to be serious, the fire chief said.

Massachusetts State Police and the Lakeville Police Department provided protection to responders by closing the highway. Lanes were shut down and traffic was detoured, causing a significant mid-morning traffic jam. Massachusetts State Police are conducting an investigation, according to the Lakeville Police Department.

“I would like to express my gratitude to all of the first responders who assisted the Lakeville Fire Department with the crash. During these trying times, the public should know that our people are still out here carrying out the mission," said Chief O'Brien.

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