For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Merrimac Police Department Investigating Fatal Single Vehicle Crash on West Main Street
MERRIMAC — Police Chief Eric M. Shears reports that the Merrimac Police and Fire Departments responded this afternoon to a single vehicle crash that resulted in the death of the driver.
Rescuers responded to the area of 60 West Main St. at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, police officers and firefighters found that a 2013 gray Toyota Sienna had been traveling on West Main Street when it exited the roadway and crashed head-on into a tree. The driver, a 74-year-old Haverhill man, was the sole occupant of the vehicle. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending notification of family.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Merrimac Police Department. The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section responded to assist. Portions of West Main Street were closed Wednesday afternoon.