UPDATE - The operator of the vehicle has succumbed to their injuries.
At approximately 7:20 a.m. today, Troopers assigned to the Danvers Barracks responded to reports of a single vehicle crash on Route 128 northbound in the area of Mile Marker 51 in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Upon the arrival of Troopers, they located a 2009 Honda Civic in the tree line of the right side of the roadway with both occupants suffering from life-threatening injuries.
Life-saving attempts were made, however, the passenger, identified as a 19-year-old man from Lynn, succumbed to injuries at the scene. The operator, a 26-year-old man from Lynn, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital via MedFlight with life-threatening injuries and later died. The speed of the Honda is believed to have been a factor in the crash.
The exact cause and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation. Please do not contact the barracks directly. Troopers were assisted at the scene by members of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Fire Department, Collision Analysis Reconstruciton Section, Crime Scene Services, and MassDOT. The scene cleared and all lanes reopened at approximately 9 a.m.