Chief Robert Rufo
25 Harrison Ave.
Woburn, MA 01801
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Contact: Jessica Sacco
Email: [email protected]
Woburn Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash
Tractor Trailer Attempting to Avoid Areas Takes Down Power Lines
Eversource on Scene Working to Restore Power to Area
WOBURN — Chief Robert Rufo and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan report that the Woburn Police Department and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred this morning.
Just after 10:30 a.m., Woburn Police received a report of a serious crash involving people with injuries on Cambridge Road (Route 3A).
Upon arrival, police learned that a 2007 Honda Accord, driven by a 72-year-old man from Nashua, New Hampshire, was traveling southbound on Route 3A. At the same time, a 58-year-old man from Wilmington was traveling north on Route 3A in a Cadillac XTS.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the Honda Accord crossed the double yellow lines and collided head-on with the Cadillac. The driver of the Accord was taken via ambulance to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The Wilmington man was transported via ambulance to an area hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
Both vehicles sustained significant damage and were towed from the scene.
The crash is under investigation by the Woburn Police Department and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section also responded to the scene to investigate.
Shortly after the crash occurred, a tractor trailer traveling south on 3A, attempted to turn around on Surrey Circle in an effort to avoid the area and in the process knocked down utility telephone poles with live wires.
Eversource is currently on scene working to restore power to homes on Surrey Circle, which are expected to be without power through tonight.
Due to the extreme heat, humidity and storms forecast for this evening, the Crowne Plaza Boston-Woburn, 15 Middlesex Canal Park Drive, is offering free accommodations to residents affected by the outage.
All further media inquiries should be directed to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.