This morning at about 5:10 a.m., State Police from the Andover Barracks responded to a report of a crash involving two motor vehicles on Route 93 southbound, south of exit 38 in Woburn, which resulted in the death of one of the operators.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Robert McCarthy indicates that a 26 year-old woman from Nashua, N.H., the sole occupant of a 2006 Audi A4, was traveling southbound when, for reasons still under investigation, she lost control of the vehicle and swerved from the left lane into the median, striking the guardrail and causing the vehicle to stop across the left travel lane. The vehicle was then struck on the passenger side by a 2008 Ford Ecovan, operated by a 40 year-old male from Londonderry, NH. He was not injured in the crash.
The female operator sustained fatal injuries as a result of that impact, and was determined to be dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until next of kin is notified.
Two travel lanes were closed for approximately 2 hours.
Trooper McCarthy was assisted in this investigation by the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Also assisting on scene were members of Woburn Fire and EMS and MassDOT.
There is no further information available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.