Authorities are identifying a woman killed when a large tree fell on her car in Andover.
Massachusetts State Police say 58-year-old Elizabeth Roszkowski of North Reading had been the passenger of a 2007 Toyota Camry driving on Route 125 Saturday afternoon.
She was rushed to the hospital but died of her injuries.
The driver of the car, a 58-year-old man, was also hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. He has not yet been identified.
Police say the crash remains under investigation and it's still not clear what caused the tree to fall. But strong winds had been reported in the region during the day.
The accident closed the roadway for about two hours.
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — State police say a woman died and a man seriously injured when a large tree fell on their car in Andover.
The accident was reported at 2:15 p.m. Saturday on Route 125. Police arriving at the scene found the two occupants of the 2007 Toyota Camry trapped inside the crushed vehicle.
A 58-year-old woman from North Reading who was a passenger in the car was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.
Police said the man, also 58, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Their names were not immediately released.
The accident is under investigation. There was no immediate word on what caused the tree to fall but strong winds had been reported in the region during the day.
The roadway was closed for about two hours after the accident.
A tree fell on a car on Route 125 in Andover on Saturday afternoon, killing a passenger and seriously injuring the driver, according to State Police.
Police responded to reports of a crash on Route 125 north by Wildwood Road at about 2:15 p.m. and found a 2007 Toyota Camry had been struck by the fallen tree and two people were trapped inside, State Police said.
The passenger, a 58-year-old woman from North Reading, was taken to Lawrence General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her identity has not been released. The driver, a 58-year-old man from North Reading, suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was taken to the same hospital, according to police.
Route 125 was closed for about two hours after the crash, State Police said.