Massachusetts State Police report 2 deadly crashes in Andover and Shrewsbury
Two people died in separate crashes in Andover and Shrewsbury on Saturday night and early Sunday morning, according to Massachusetts State Police. The first of the fatal car wrecks was on the Route 290 exit ramp in Shrewsbury at around 8:23 p.m. Saturday.
Andrew St. Denis, a 26-year-old Stow man, was driving a Honda Accord when he lost control of the vehicle on the exit 26B ramp. He drove into the infield of the ramp, where he struck a tree, State Police said.
St. Denis was determined dead at the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Troopers were assisted on scene by MassDOT, Shrewsbury Fire, Worcester EMS, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The second deadly crash was at around 2:17 a.m. Sunday along Route 93 southbound near exit 40 in Andover.
The three-car wreck resulted in fatal injuries to a 64-year-old man from Manchester, N.H., who was driving a Toyota Corolla. The crash also led to serious injuries to the operator of another vehicle and minor injuries to the passengers of one of the vehicles. The driver of the third vehicle involved was not injured.
The State Police preliminary investigation found that a Toyota Sienna, operated by a 52-year-old man from Lawrence, was traveling southbound when it struck a Honda Accord, operated by a 32-year-old woman from Malden. The initial collision caused the Accord to go off the right side of the road into the tree line and the Sienna to become disabled in the middle travel lane. The Sienna was then struck by a Toyota Corolla, operated by the 64-year-old man from Manchester, N.H., who was determined dead at the scene.
The operator of the Accord was seriously injured in the crash.
She was transported to Lawrence General Hospital. The passengers of the Sienna, a 28-year-old woman and a 45-year-old woman both from Lawrence, were transported to Lawrence General Hospital with minor injuries. The operator of the Sienna was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation.
Troopers were assisted on scene by MassDOT and Andover Fire and EMS.