State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Andover

This morning, at about midnight, State Police from the Andover Barracks responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 93 North, South of Exit 45/River Road in Andover that resulted in the fatality of an Andover man.

Preliminary Investigation indicates that a 2014 Cadillac CTS was traveling northbound on Route 93 when, for reasons still under investigation, the car traveled off the left travel lane and struck the guardrail. The driver and lone occupant sustained serious injuries and was transported to Lawrence General Hospital where he pronounced deceased. 

The victim is identified as Shannon Smith, 51 of Andover.

The left travel lane was closed for approximately two and half hours. 

The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by troopers assigned to the State Police Andover Barracks, Troop A Headquarters, the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Andover Fire and EMS and MassDOT assisted on scene.