State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Route 93 in Medford
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Scott Campbell indicates that 48-year-old Gerald Murphy of Medford was operating a 2010 Toyota sedan in the right lane of Route 93 South in the vicinity of Roosevelt Circle in Medford, when his vehicle veered to the right and struck the guardrail off the right side of the roadway. The Toyota then veered to the left, crossed all four travel lanes and struck the concrete median barrier. After striking the center median, the Toyota crossed the entire roadway once again before coming to rest in the breakdown lane. Gerald Murphy, who was not wearing his safety belt, was transported by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries. The front seat passenger, 47-year-old Marianne Murphy of Medford, who was not wearing her safety belt, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Marianne Murphy was later transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital, were she was pronounced deceased. A 14-year-old female rear seat passenger, who was wearing her safety belt, suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital. A second rear seat passenger, 21-year-old Rhonda Murphy of Medford, was wearing her safety belt and was uninjured in the crash.
This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The Medford Fire Department, Armstrong Ambulance and MassHighway assisted Troopers at the scene.
During the crash investigation and vehicle removal, the right travel lane of Route 93 South was closed for approximately three hours.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.