Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 06082018 – Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Head-On Killing Other Driver in Westford
Early this morning, at approximately 2:10 a.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Concord received multiple calls reporting a white Nissan SUV traveling the wrong-way, driving north on I-495 southbound in Westford near exit 31. At approximately 2:13 a.m., calls were received reporting a serious injury crash in that same area.
Upon arrival, Trooper Christopher Lopilato located the crash on I-495 southbound, just south of exit 32 in Westford.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2018 Nissan Rogue, driven by a 45-year-old Westford woman, was for reasons still under investigation, traveling northbound on I-495 southbound in Westford, when she struck a 2017 Honda Civic, driven by a 35-year-old Worcester man. The Worcester man was determined to be deceased at the crash scene, as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The Westford woman was initially transported by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital, then flown by medical helicopter to Mass General Hospital in Boston, with serious injuries.
The name of the victim will be released later, after notifications have been made.
During the incident, all lanes of I-495 southbound were closed, with traffic detoured off at exit 32 in Westford. All lanes were opened at approximately 4:41 a.m.
The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the Concord Barracks. Troop A Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), Westford Fire Department, Westford Police Department, Littleton Fire Department, Littleton Police Department, Chelmsford Police Department, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MA DOT), and the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, all assisted on scene.
No further information is currently available. Please do not contact the barracks directly.