ATTLEBORO — The occupants of a van that flipped over in a horrific crash on Interstate 95 over the weekend were from a tour group called Ampol Inc. of Trenton, N.J., that caters to the Polish-American community.
The group was headed to Boston to see tourist attractions when the accident occurred about 11 a.m. Saturday, resulting in the deaths of two men in the van and serious injuries to the nine other occupants, according to state police.
The victims were thrown from the 2004 Ford Econoline as it flipped over in the area of the Route 123 interchange.
State police say the van was traveling north on I-95 when it was struck by a 2018 Toyota RAV 4, which was also traveling north in an adjacent lane. Both vehicles crossed over the median into the southbound side of the highway.
A state police spokesman said Monday the exact cause of the accident remains under investigation by state police accident reconstruction experts and that no charges have been filed.
The driver of the Toyota, a 32-year-old East Providence woman, and all the victims in the van were taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. The East Providence woman suffered minor injuries, according to police.
The tour company picked up passengers in Trenton and two other New Jersey communities as well as Philadelphia and New York City.
A spokesperson for Ampol could not be reached for comment Monday.
The company website says Ampol organizes tours and holidays throughout the United States. Although it serves the Polish community primarily, it is also used by other nationalities.
The company serves groups of up to 150 people.
Also involved in the investigation are state police detectives assigned to the Bristol County district attorney’s office and state police from the Foxboro barracks.