Worker killed in Melrose rollover crash
By Samantha J. Gross Globe Correspondent October 04, 2016
A worker was killed in a Melrose crash Monday evening as he was transporting equipment from a parked truck and trailer, police said.
Around 5:30 p.m., a sedan heading west on Howard Street struck the man, who was working outside the truck, Melrose police said in a statement.
The sedan then collided with an SUV driving eastbound and rolled onto its roof, police said. The driver of the sedan and two passengers were injured and taken to a local hospital. The driver of the SUV was not injured.
The man, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.The crash is under investigation, police said.
Worker struck and killed by car in Melrose
October 3, 2016
A worker was killed after being struck during a multi-car crash in Melrose Monday night, according to Melrose police.
At around 5:30 p.m., police received a call about a multi-car crash on Howard Street. Upon arrival, police said they found a sedan flipped on its roof.
After an initial investigation, police discovered that the sedan was traveling westbound when it collided with a truck and trailer that was parked on the road. The male worker, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was thought to be standing outside the trailer, in the process of loading or unloading equipment, before the crash, according to police. He has not been publicly identified.
After striking the trailer and the man simultaneously, the sedan then hit an SUV traveling in the opposite direction before flipping over, police said. Three passengers in the sedan were taken to a local hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. No one in the SUV was injured, but police said the vehicle sustained major front end damage.
Melrose police, state police, and the Middlesex District Attorney’s office are investigating the crash.
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Melrose Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash
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.