Accident Injures One, Ties Up Traffic On 495 For Hours
The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
One person was injured and traffic was tied up on Route 495 for several hours after a BMW and a tractor-trailer truck collided near the Route 38 exit early Thursday morning.
The accident occurred just after 5 a.m. According to State Police, the tractor-trailer rolled over into the median strip and caught fire. Police had to shut down two lanes on the southbound side of the highway and one lane on he northbound side.
The Tewksbury Fire Department responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire but the truck's saddle fuel tank was ruptured in the crash, causing a significant diesel leak. The cleanup from the accident and the leak took the better part of the day and Route 495 was not fully re-opened until around 4 p.m.
The driver of the BMW, a New Hampshire man, suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Saints Medical Center in Lowell for treatment. The driver of the tractor-trailer, which was carrying building materials, escaped injury.
Investigation of stolen car reveals a different stolen car (Sept. 28)
While checking out the parking lot, an officer noticed another vehicle that was running with a popped ignition. A check on that vehicle indicated that it had been reported stolen out of Dracut.
The woman from the original incident was given a courtesy transport and the Dracut Police were notified about the stolen vehicle.
- Michael Leone, 30, 5 Jay Road, Billerica, was arrested on Sept. 29 on a fugitive from justice warrant.
- Amy M. Hall, 30, 84 Cedar Lane, Halifax, Mass., was arrested on Sept. 29 on a fugitive from justice warrant.
- David A. Peters Sr., 54, 928 East St., Tewkbury, was arrested on Sept. 28 on a warrant.
- Justin Patrick Halloran, 29, 83 Cinnamon Circle, was arrested on Sept. 28 for driving with a revoked license.
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