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State Police Investigating Fatal Crash In I-93 Friday Morning

Nov 14, 2014 12:54PM ● By Bill Gilman

State Police are investigating the cause of a three-car crash that killed one person early Friday morning.

According to a State Police press release, the accident took place a little before 1 a.m. in South Andover, in the so-called "Tri-Town District" near the Tewksbury and Wilmington town lines. Investigators believe a 23-year-old man, driving a 20014 Chevy Impala, rear ended a 2004 Toyota Corolla, disabling the Impala, which was then struck by a 2014 Lexus.

According to State Police, the drivers of the Lexus and the Corolla were not injured, but the driver of the Impala was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the deceased has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin.

The complete State Police press release is as follows:

This morning, just prior to 1:00 a.m., State Police from the Andover Barracks responded to a three-car crash on Route 93 South in Andover resulting in one fatality.  Information collected in the investigation by Trooper Nicholas Neczypyr indicates that a 23-year-old man was traveling on Route 93 South prior to exit 41 in a 2004 Chevrolet Impala when he rear-ended a 2004 Toyota Corolla operated by 26-year-old CONNOR WEED of Malden.  Following this initial crash, the Impala became disabled in the right travel lane and was subsequently struck by 2014 Lexus IS250 operated by 24-year-old JUSTIN WONG of Brookline.  The operator of the Impala was pronounced dead at the scene.  Neither WONG nor WEED sustained any injuries in the crash.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS) and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.  Also assisting at the scene were Andover Fire and EMS and Mass DOT.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending family notification.  No further information is available at this time.  Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.

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