Three weekend accidents—Friday, Saturday and Sunday—claimed the lives of two Haverhill residents.
Seventy-two-year-old Robert Bergeron of Haverhill died Friday night after being struck by an automobile while walking just before 8:30 p.m. near 61 Kenoza Ave. Twenty-three-year-old Devanah Walker of Haverhill was killed around 6, Sunday night, after the Toyota sedan, in which she was a passenger, collided with a 2004 Chevy Blazer on the Haverhill-Methuen line. Methuen Police Chief Joseph E. Solomon said it appears the Toyota, heading toward Haverhill, crossed the center line and struck the Blazer head on.
The driver of the Chevy, a 63-year-old Methuen man, and the driver of the Toyota, a 20-year-old Haverhill woman, were transported to Lawrence General Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. Methuen and State Police continue to investigate the crash scene along the busy stretch of road that carries traffic along routes 110` and 113. Merrimack Street was closed in both directions, from Haverhill at Tobey Avenue and Methuen at Brookdale Avenue. During Friday night’s accident, traffic between Main and Webster Streets was detoured while Haverhill and State Police investigated.
On Saturday night, the driver of an apparently stolen car was seriously injured after striking a light pole and signal control box in Methuen.
Solomon said an officer noticed a dark-colored sedan traveling fast just before 11:30 p.m., on Howe Street near Marshal Street. A short time later, the car was discovered crashed at the intersection of Jackson and Pleasant Valley Streets.
The as-yet unidentified driver sustained was taken to a Boston hospital by medical helicopter. As of Sunday, he was listed in critical condition.
Police believe the car was stolen after the driver broke into the home of a person he knows. The incident is under investigation by Methuen Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.