Haverhill Man, 21, Injured in Methuen Crash; Causes Power Outage

A Haverhill man was injured in a single-vehicle crash last night in Methuen, on Merrimack Street, Route 110, near the Haverhill line, which knocked out power to residents and businesses in the area. The crash occurred at about 9:45 p.m., Sunday and caused the stretch of road to be shut down overnight.

A Methuen Police spokesman said a 2004 Ford F-350 pickup truck, operated by 21-year-old Cameron Boutin of Haverhill, was traveling Eastbound on Route 110, Merrimack Street, when the vehicle crossed over the Westbound lane and collided with a telephone pole, snapping the pole in half. The F-350 then proceeded out of control several hundred feet, colliding with a second telephone pole and rolling over. Boutin, who was ejected from the vehicle, received non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to the Lawrence General Hospital.

A preliminary police investigation indicates speed was a factor in the crash.

The cause remains under investigation by Methuen Police, with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit.