This morning, at approximately 7:45 a.m, troopers from the State Police – Danvers Barracks responded to reports of a serious injury crash on Route 128 northbound near Exit 12 in Gloucester.
Upon arrival, Trooper Martin Cooke discovered that a 2012 Kia Forte, driven by Johnathan Silva, 22, of Gloucester, was traveling northbound on Route 128, when for reasons still under investigation, drove into the rear of a 2000 Kenworth truck, that was also traveling northbound when it was struck. The driver of the truck, a 64-year-old man from Lawrence, was not injured.
Mr. Silva was determined to be deceased on scene, as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
During the crash response and investigation, all traffic northbound was detoured off at Exit 13 onto Route 133. One lane of travel was also closed southbound to aid in the crash investigation. The scene was clear, opening all lanes at approximately 11:50 a.m.
The remaining facts and circumstances are currently under investigation by troopers from the Danvers Barracks. Troop A Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), State Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Section (CMVES), Gloucester Police and Fire Departments, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MADOT), 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.