Tewksbury Father Killed In Route 38 Crash
Jun 15, 2019 08:56PM
● By Bill Gilman
The State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the cause of a two-vehicle accident Saturday morning that claimed the life of a Tewksbury motorcyclist.
The accident took place around 9 a.m. in front of the McDonald's restaurant.
According to Tewksbury Police, a 2009 Chevy Impala, driven by a 21-year-old Wilmington man, pulled out of the McDonald's parking lot and attempted to cross both the northbound and southbound lanes and into the parking lot across the road. While much of the traffic had stopped to allow the Impala to cross, the car was struck broadside in the southbound lane by a 2003 Harley Davidson, ridden by a 59-year-old Tewksbury man.
The victim sustained traumatic injuries in the collision. According to TPD Chief Timothy Sheehan, he was transported by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital before being MedFlighted to Mass General Hospital in Boston. Despite the best efforts of medical personnel, he was pronounced dead at 12:36 p.m.
The name of the victim has not yet been released. However, in an interview with the Lowell Sun, Sheehan confirmed the man was a Tewksbury resident and the father of multiple Children.
The name of the Wilmington man driving the Impala has also not been released, as no charged have been filed in connection with the crash. He was not injured. According to police, the driver of the Impala was not the owner of the vehicle. The registered owner is a Tewksbury resident.
As a result of the accident, a section of Main Street was shut down for approximately 2 1/2 hours.