Crash on I-93 in Wilmington Involved Wrong Way Operator

Massachusetts State Police Media Release–050215—State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash on I-93 in Wilmington Involving Wrong Way Operator

 

Today at approximately 9:30 a.m., troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Andover and Medford responded to reports of a wrong-way operator, travelling South in the northbound lanes of I-93 in the Wilmington area.  Prior to the arrival of troopers, this vehicle was involved in a three car collision.  The wrong-way operator, an 80 year-old man from Lynnfield who was operating a 2013 Acura, was uninjured in the crash.  The two other vehicles involved were a 2006 Jaguar, operated by a 25 year-old man from Brighton, and a 2002 Chrysler, operated by a 26 year-old female from Central Falls, RI.  Both of these operators were transported to Lawrence General Hospital with minor injuries.  The crash also resulted in a fire in the Chrysler.  Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Wilmington and Andover Fire/EMS Departments and all personnel were clear from the scene by shortly after 10 a.m., with minimal impact on traffic.  The facts and circumstances remain under investigation, and no citations have been issued at this time.  The name of the wrong-way operator is not anticipated to be released at this time.

 

No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.

 

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