BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – State police are investigating three fatal early morning crashes.
The first occurred just after midnight when a 39-year-old woman's Jeep broke down in the middle lane of Route 24 in Avon and was struck by a Dodge Caravan driven by a 25-year-old Middleborough man. The Jeep rotated and came to a rest in the breakdown lane. The Caravan veered off the road into the median and hit a guardrail.
The Brockton woman, identified as Marielourdes A. Azard-Torchon, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. The driver of the van was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Two hours later, police were called to the scene of a single-car crash on Nonatum Road in Watertown. Police say 22-year-old Timothy R. Young, of Brighton, died when his car left the road and struck a tree. Investigators say they are looking at excessive speed as a possible factor in the fatal crash.
A third crash happened at about 3 a.m. Friday on I-93 northbound in Andover. Mass. State Police say a 2009 Honda FIT was traveling north when it changed from the middle to left lane to avoid a slower moving vehicle. The Honda then crashed into the median, causing the operator, 27-year-old Eoin Collins-Lyman, of Tewksbury, to be ejected. His car rolled back into the left travel lane.
A 2005 Land Rover driven by David L. Vaughan, 40, of Andover, hit the Honda. He was ejected from the car and declared deceased.
Collins-Lyman was cited for speeding, marked lanes violation, and operating to endanger.