State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Route 1 South Lynnfield
Preliminary investigation by Trooper James Gill indicates that a 2003 Hyundai XG 350 operated by 82-year-old Robert Rogers of Beverly was traveling on Route 1 South when it struck a 2008 Ford Fusion causing the Ford to strike a snow bank. The Hyundai then struck a 2004 Honda van causing the Honda to strike a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer from the rear.
Rogers sustained fatal injuries in this crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the Ford Fusion, 77-year-old Therese Smith, and a passenger, 78-year-old Warren Smith, both of Exeter, N.H., were wearing safety belts and were not injured. The operator of the Honda van, 37-year-old Jay Wickeri of Peabody, was wearing a safety belt and was not injured. The operator of the Mitsubishi Lancer, 33-year-old Amy Parra of Topsfield, was wearing a safety belt and was not injured.
The Lynnfield Fire Department and MassHighway assisted troopers at the scene.
The right southbound travel lane of Route 1 was closed for approximately 1 hour pending the crash investigation and vehicle removal.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.