At about 6:26 a.m., troopers from State Police- Andover responded to calls of a motor vehicle crash on Route 495 northbound, south of Exit 48, in Methuen that resulted in the death of a 31-year-old woman from Worcester.
According to Massachusetts State Police, the preliminary investigation indicates the woman was operating a 2018 Honda HRV in the left travel lane when she moved from the left across the middle lane and into the right travel lane. She then struck a 2008 Chevy Aveo in the rear end, causing both vehicles to roll over. The Honda came to final rest upside down over the guardrail on the right shoulder of the highway. The Chevy that was traveling northbound in the right lane came to final rest upside down in the median.
The operator and sole occupant of the Honda was not wearing a seat-belt and was ejected from the vehicle. The woman was transported by Medflight to Lawrence General Hospital where she was subsequently pronounced deceased.
The victim’s name will be released once appropriate next-of-kin notifications are made.
The operator of the Chevy, a 40-year-old woman from, Lawrence, was transported to Lawrence General Hospital for minor injuries.
The right and left travel lanes of Route 495 northbound were closed approximately 2 hours.
The crash remains under investigation by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police along with the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, and Crime Scene Services Section. Troopers were assisted on scene by Haverhill Fire Department and MassDOT.