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March 25, 2014

Merrimack Valley Police Log

Three-vehicle crash snares up traffic

ANDOVER — No injuries were reported in a three-car crash involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 495 northbound yesterday afternoon.

Initial scanner reports at around 2 p.m. said the accident involved a tractor trailer that rolled over, but crews arriving at the scene saw something completely different, according to State Police Trooper Todd Nolan.

Namely, no tractor trailer had rolled over.

“It wasn’t as serious as it sounded,” Nolan said. “Two vehicles were towed. The tractor trailer left under its own power.”

No injuries were reported in the crash, according to Nolan. The accident took place at the I-495/Chandler Road overpass.

While the accident was relatively minor, the impact to traffic at the earliest moments of rush hour was significant — with cars slowed down beyond the I-495 interchange with I-93, located about a mile south of the crash.

Traffic was also slightly backed up on I-93 northbound, mostly to cars trying to get onto I-495 north.

The scene was cleared by 2:30 p.m.

The following incidents were reported in area police logs over the weekend:



Arrest: A 17-year-old boy from Lawrence, disorderly conduct, Poor Street, 6:43 p.m.

Arrest: Meng Ngov, 42, of 17 Farley St., apartment 2, Lawrence, marked lanes violation, operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, River Road, 10:10 p.m.


Arrest: Cosme Delafuente, 29, of 5 Thorndike Road, North Andover, operating a motor vehicle while unlicensed, and charges originating from a single warrant, North Main Street, 8:57 p.m.


Theft: Medication stolen from mailbox, Noel Road, 5:14 p.m.


Arrest: Shamel Nelson, 21, of 67 Dorchester St., first floor, Lawrence, receiving stolen property over $250, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying ammo or a firearm without an FID card, River Road, 5:49 a.m.

Hit and run: Lowell Street, 11:58 a.m.

Hit and run: Dufton Road, 1:34 p.m.

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