MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle reports that the Melrose Police Department responded to a crash at a cemetery on Saturday afternoon.
On Saturday, April 16, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Melrose Police were dispatched to Wyoming Cemetery, 205 Sylvan St., for a report of a motor vehicle crash.
Upon arrival, police learned that the vehicle – an older model Range Rover – crashed into headstones at the cemetery. The driver, a 53-year-old Melrose woman with her learner’s permit, was practicing driving at the time of the crash, accompanied by a relative who is a licensed operator.
The two occupants of the vehicle were uninjured.
A total of eight headstones were knocked over. Several sustained damage, but all were successfully uprighted by members of the Department of Public Works, who responded to the scene.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the woman lost control of the vehicle, causing it to strike the headstones.
The crash remains under investigation by the Melrose Police Department.