State Police Investigate Wrong-Way Driver, Serious Injury Crash in Boxford

Massachusetts State Police Media Release –12272017 – State Police Investigate Serious Injury Crash in Boxford

This afternoon at approximately 1:31 p.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Newbury responded to reports of a serious crash on Interstate 95 southbound just north of Exit 52 in Boxford. Callers reported that a vehicle was traveling northbound, crossed the median, and struck a vehicle head-on that was traveling southbound.

Upon arrival, Trooper John Lione discovered a three-vehicle crash. One driver had serious, life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a 54-year-old woman from Bradford, was traveling I-95 northbound, and for reasons still under investigation, crossed the median into the southbound lanes, sideswiped a 2018 Nissan Altima driven by a 68-year-old man from Naples, Florida, then struck a 2015 Toyota Corolla driven by a 32-year-old man from Everett.

The driver of the Jeep sustained serious, life-threatening injuries and was transported by medical helicopter to Boston Medical Center. The driver of the Toyota and passenger of the Nissan sustained minor injuries and were both transported to Beverly Hospital. The driver of the Nissan was not injured.

When the medical helicopter landed, all northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 were closed. During the incident, and reconstruction, only one lane was closed in each direction. All lanes were reopened at approximately 4:10 p.m., as all assets cleared from the scene.

The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the Newbury Barracks. Troop A Headquarters, State Police Andover Barracks, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), State Police Community Action Team (CAT), Boxford Police and Fire Departments, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) all assisted on scene.

No further information is currently available.  Please do not contact the barracks directly.