State Police Charge Driver in December Crash That Killed Worker
As of a result of their investigation, State Police charged JUANITA McKENZIE, 34, with motor vehicle homicide, marked lanes violation, operating in the breakdown lane, and failing to move over for an emergency vehicle.
On December 1, 2009, McKenzie was driving a 2001 Acura MDX on Route 3 northbound in Chelmsford when her vehicle struck the rear of a 1999 Peterbilt truck that was parked inside a work site set-up.
Workers Anderson Cadell Jr., 44, of Seabrook, N.H., and Salvatore Pintone, 30, of Lynnfield were pinned between their truck and McKenzie's vehicle. Mr. Cadell was pronounced deceased at the scene and Pintone was transported to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston by medical helicopter.
The victims were working for United Oil Recovery, Inc., an environmental cleanup company. On the day they were struck, they were providing cleanup services at the scene of a previous motor vehicle crash that occurred several days earlier.
McKenzie will be summonsed into Lowell District Court for arraignment at a future date.
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