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March 4, 2013

One dead in head-on collision

WILMINGTON — One person was killed and two were injured after a head-on crash on Route 125 near the Andover line that shut the state highway down last night.

The identity of the person killed in the crash was not available as of press time last night. The person was declared dead at the scene.

A father in his 40s and his son, believed to be around 10 or 11 years old, both from Wilmington, were also injured and taken in separate ambulances to Lawrence General Hospital, according to Wilmington Fire Lt. Joe McMahon.

McMahon said he wasn’t sure how severely the man and his son were injured, but they were both awake and “knew where they were” when being taken from the scene.

The two vehicles involved were heavily damaged, and the Jaws of Life was needed to remove the roof of a four-door sedan containing the deceased victim of the crash. The other vehicle, a four-door SUV, sustained heavy front end damage. Both cars were facing south-bound.

The first calls for the crash came in around 8:30 p.m., according to scanner reports.

The cause of the crash was unknown last night and being investigated by the Massachusetts State Police, McMahon said.

The crash took place around a mile south of the Andover and North Reading town lines. Andover police and fire crews assisted at the scene.

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