Crash in Lawrence Leaves Methuen Woman Dead

Last evening at approximately 10:40 p.m. troopers from the State Police – Andover Barracks responded to reports of a rollover crash on I-495 Southbound, south of Exit 41 in Lawrence.

Upon arrival, troopers discovered that a 2007 Honda CRV, operated by Shamara Castillo, 25, of Methuen, for reasons still under investigation, veered off the highway. The CRV then returned to the travel lanes and rolled over, which caused the driver to be ejected from the vehicle. Ms. Castillo was determined to be deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. 


Two other vehicles, a 2014 Toyota Corolla, operated by a 41-year-old Plaistow, N.H., man, and a 2018 Volvo truck cab, operated by a 61-year-old Monson man, then struck the Honda. The drivers of the Toyota and Volvo were not injured.

All lanes were closed on I-495 Southbound during the crash investigation and reconstruction. The right two lanes were opened at approximately 1:55 a.m., then all lanes open with the scene clearing at approximately 2:20 a.m.

The remaining facts and circumstances remain under investigation by troopers assigned to the State Police Andover Barracks, Troop A Headquarters, State Police Detective Unit assigned to Essex County District Attorney’s Office, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), Lawrence Police Department, Lawrence Fire & EMS Departments, Andover Police Department, Andover Fire & EMS Departments, Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MA DOT) all assisted on scene.

No further information is currently available.  Please do not contact the barracks directly.

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