Methuen Crash Takes Life of 23-Year-Old Conn. Woman

Crash scene on Milk Street, Methuen. (Courtesy photograph.)

A 23-year-old Waterbury, Conn., woman, was killed and another passenger seriously injured in a Methuen car accident early Sunday morning.

The dead woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was a backseat passenger in a 2001 Honda driven by a 29-year-old old Peabody woman that struck a telephone pole, police said. She was taken to Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, where she was pronounced dead shortly after the 3:08 a.m. accident near 125 Milk St. A front-seat passenger, identified only as a 28-year-old Peabody woman, was taken by helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, with life-threatening injuries.

Another backseat passenger—a 29-year-old Methuen woman—was taken to Lawrence General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a statement from Mayor Stephen Zanni and Chief Joseph Solomon. Methuen Police said the Honda inexplicably left the travel lane, drove over the right shoulder and sidewalk and then collided with a telephone pole.

The crash is under investigation by Methuen Police Officer Frank Lascola and Capt. Randy Haggar with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section and the and Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.