State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Route 495 North in Andover
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Edward Johnson indicates that 66-year-old Anthony Santilli from Freemont, N.H. was operating a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Route 495 North when he drifted onto the infield portion of the ramp complex, exited the infield and drove across the on-ramp to Route 93 North, where the vehicle went down an embankment and struck a tree. Santilli was transported to Lawrence General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The facts and circumstances of this crash remain under investigation by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police, with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Andover Fire Department.
Due to the location of the crash, no lanes were closed during the investigation
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.