UPDATE: Massachusetts State Police Media Release — 12222014 — State Police Investigate Rollover Crash With Fatality In Peabody
At about 3:10 p.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Danvers responded to reports of a three car crash on Route 128 Southbound in Peabody at the Route 95 split.
Information collected in the investigation by Trooper Michael Perry indicates that 43-year old WILLIAM CHOQUETTE of Peabody was traveling on Route 95 South in a 1987 GMC Flat-bed tow truck, which was hauling a car, when he lost control of the truck and struck two vehicles before rolling over. CHOQUETTE, who was unbelted at the time of the crash, was thrown from the vehicle. CPR was performed at the scene and CHOQUETTE was transported by Peabody EMS to North Shore Medical Center in Lynn where he was subsequently pronounced dead. The passenger in the tow truck, 65-year-old DAVID MOISE of Peabody, was entrapped in the truck. Once freed, he was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital by Peabody EMS for treatment of serious injuries.
The second vehicle, a 2011 Ford Van, was operated by 34-year-old Luckenson Dorisca of Randolph. She was transported by Peabody EMS to Lahey Burlington for minor injuries. The third vehicle, a 2012 Mazda 3, was operated by 31-year-old Emilie Rey, who was not injured in the crash.
Troopers assigned to the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section were on scene to investigate the crash. MassDOT provided support for the lane closures throughout the incident and the Peabody Fire Department remained on scene until the victims were transported from the scene. All lanes of Route 128 Southbound were closed for over 30 minutes during the crash response and investigation.
The cause of this crash remains under investigation. No further information is available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.