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Massachusetts State Police: 23-year-old dead, two others seriously injured after car goes airborne on Route 495



One person has been killed and two others were seriously injured after a car went airborne and struck another vehicle while on Route 495.

According to Massachusetts State Police, at just after 1:15 p.m., Troopers from the State Police-Concord Barracks, along with Chelmsford Fire and Police, responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 495 South in Chelmsford.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2018 Subaru Impreza operated by a 23-year-old Female from Lowell was traveling in the middle lane of the three-lane highway southbound in Chelmsford. Simultaneously, a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado operated by a 29-year-old male from Manchester, NH was traveling northbound.

For reasons under investigation, the Chevrolet lost control crossed all lanes and struck the guardrail. The Chevrolet then went airborne and landed in the middle lane of the opposite side of the highway striking the Subaru head-on.

The Subaru operator was determined to be deceased at the scene. The Subaru passenger a 25-year-old Lowell female was seriously injured.

The Chevrolet operator and sole occupant was seriously injured.

Due to the severity of the injuries to the operator of the Chevrolet and passenger of the Subaru, Life-flight was dispatched and responded to the scene. Both were transported to Lahey Clinic.

Both sides of the highway were closed for approximately 15 minutes for life flight to land.

The crash remains under investigation by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

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