Both were taken to Lawrence General Hospital, where Dicks was declared dead, Procopio said. Rodriguez was flown by medical helicopter to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he died.
No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash, Procopio said.
Lawrence and Andover police were the first to the scene, with Andover fire crews getting dispatched as well. Due to the accident taking place on a state highway, State Police were called in and took over the scene at 3:20 a.m., Procopio said. The Essex County District Attorney’s office is also helping in the investigation.
“It was early New Year’s morning, so we’re investigating where they may have been coming from if they were out celebrating the new year,” Procopio said.