Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Melrose Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash
MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle reports that the Melrose Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred this evening.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., police responded to 179 Howard St. on a report of a multi-vehicle crash.
Upon arrival, police found a vehicle, a sedan, on Howard Street on its roof.
Officers learned that the sedan was heading westbound on Howard Street when it collided with a truck and trailer that was parked on the road. At the time, a male worker was outside the trailer, and was likely in the process of loading or unloading equipment.
Police determined that the operator of the sedan struck the trailer and the man simultaneously. The sedan then hit an SUV that was heading eastbound on Howard Street and ended up on its roof. The three occupants of the sedan were transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the SUV did not suffer any injuries, but the vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage.
The male worker was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Melrose Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
All further press inquiries should be directed to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.