State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Methuen
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Jeremy Sweeney indicates that 1999 Cadillac Deville sedan operated by a 57-year-old Arlington man was traveling south on the highway when, south of Exit 47, it veered off the road to its right. The Cadillac collided with the rear of a tractor-trailer that was parked the emergency cutout of the roadway. The driver of the Cadillac suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The reason why the driver veered off the road remains under investigation.
The crash remains under investigation by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Section, and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Metheun Fire Department and the Department of Transportation's Highway Division.
The right lane and breakdown lane on the southbound side at the crash scene were closed for two hours and forty-five minutes to accommodate the rescue response, crash investigation, and cleanup.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.