3 hurt in Dra­cut head-on col­li­sion

Boston Herald - - NEWS - By AN­TO­NIO PLANAS — an­to­nio.planas@boston­her­ald.com

Three peo­ple were in­jured, one crit­i­cally, when a sedan crashed head-on into a fully loaded dump truck in Dra­cut yes­ter­day, po­lice said.

Cops, fire­fight­ers and am­bu­lance crews re­spond­ing to a re­ported mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent on Route 110 and Var­num Road at about 7:11 a.m. found a crum­pled Toy­ota Camry and a burn­ing, over­turned dump truck, Dra­cut po­lice Chief Peter Bartlett said in a state­ment.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors later de­ter­mined that the fe­male driver of the Camry crossed the cen­ter line be­fore col­lid­ing with the dump truck. The driver of the sedan and the dump truck driver were both hos­pi­tal­ized with non­life-threat­en­ing in­juries while a male pas­sen­ger in the Camry suf­fered “crit­i­cal” in­juries, Bartlett said.

“This was a se­ri­ous in­ci­dent and we ask for patience as we work with our part­ners from the Mas­sachusetts State Po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate how this crash oc­curred,” Bartlett said. “I would like to thank the State Po­lice, DOT and the EPA for as­sist­ing us with the scene.”

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cause of the crash is be­ing con­ducted by Dra­cut cops and state po­lice. Any­one with information about the ac­ci­dent is urged to call Dra­cut Po­lice Sgt. John Gos­selin at 978-957-2123.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF DRA­CUT PO­LICE DEPART­MENT

FIERY CRASH: In­ves­ti­ga­tors say a Toy­ota Camry, left, crossed the cen­ter line be­fore col­lid­ing with a fully loaded dump truck, above, in Dra­cut yes­ter­day.

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