Tewksbury Resident Cited Following Fatal I-93 Crash in Andover

A 40-year-old Andover man died as a result of the crash, according to State Police.

Massachusetts State Police. Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.
Massachusetts State Police. Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.

A Tewksbury resident was cited for speeding, marked lanes violation and operating to endanger following a crash on Route 93 in Andover early Friday morning that left a 40-year-old Andover man dead, according to police. 

Massachusetts State Police responded to a call for a motor vehicle crash involving two cars on Route 93 northbound by Exit 45 in Andover at 3 a.m. on Friday. 

Upon arrival, troopers found Andover Police officers performing CPR on one person and giving first aid to another person with a head injury.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2009 Honda FIT, driven by Eoin Collins-Lyman, 27, of Tewksbury, was traveling northbound when it changed lanes from the middle to the left lane to avoid a slower moving vehicle.

The Honda then crashed into the median guardrail, causing Collins-Lyman to be ejected, and rolled back into the left travel lane.  

Collins-Lyman was treated for head injuries and transported to Lawrence Hospital by Andover EMS.

A second vehicle, a 2005 Land Rover, was also traveling northbound when it struck the Honda that had come to rest in the left travel lane. 

The Land Rover  then crossed all lanes of traffic, rolled over, and came to rest in the breakdown lane. The operator, a 40-year-old man from Andover, was ejected in the crash declared deceased.

At this time we are not releasing the deceased person’s name pending next of kin notification. 

State Police issued a citation to Collins-Lyman for speeding, marked lanes violation and operating to endanger. The investigation into the fatality is ongoing.

Route 93 northbound was closed for approximately three hours to allow for rescue operations, crash investigation, and cleanup.

The facts and circumstances of the crash are under investigation by Troop A of Massachusetts State Police with the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Troopers were assisted by Andover Police and Fire Departments and Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

No further information is being released at this time. 



Kristin September 27, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Is this the reason for the helicopter that was hovering? I live off Salem st and there was a helicopter hovering for a while I got nervous thinking someone was looking for someone so I came on here to see if something happened.
Who Me? September 27, 2013 at 02:40 PM
It was just after the River Road exit in Andover. Road was totally closed when I went by at 4:30. The amount of speeders and high speed lane changers I see is quite a few, and I'm talking 90+ MPH guys.
denise September 28, 2013 at 02:29 PM
I had called the Police the last time the Copter was over head flying low...i guess a 'resident' and his helicopter is praticing landing at MVP for Safe Halloween...i think that is what it was again this time.
Rick M September 29, 2013 at 08:37 AM
Condolences to the family for their loss. I hope that anyone reading this realized the importance of seat belts. Land rover makes one of the safest vehicles on the market, but only if you keep your body in it! The other victim who was ejected will undoubtedly have substantial injuries that may have been less severe if he stayed inside the protection of the steel frame of his car.
Dirk Anderson October 10, 2013 at 06:44 PM
My condolences to the family.


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