EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 2, 2013

Andover crash victims knew each other

By Dustin Luca
dluca@andovertownsman.com

---- — ANDOVER — The second man involved in a fatal crash in Andover on Friday is still recovering from his injuries, as the Salem-based company the victims worked for confirms the two men knew each other.

Andover resident David Vaughan, 40, of Lavender Hill Lane, was killed last Friday when his car struck another car driven by 27-year-old Eoin Collins-Lyman, of Tewksbury. Collins-Lyman’s car had crashed just moments earlier after attempting to navigate around a slower moving vehicle, according to police.

Raoul Lavoie, Vaughan’s brother-in-law and president of Canobie Seafoods, Inc., in Salem, N.H., said the company is grieving after losing Vaughan, who joined the company at its inception as a teenager.

Meanwhile, Collins-Lyman was a worker who drove shipments and worked in the warehouse for the last seven to eight years, according to Lavoie. He is still being treated for severe head and spine injuries after being ejected from his vehicle during the crash.

Both men were driving to work on Route 93 northbound last Friday at around 3 a.m. when the accident took place.

The two worked the same early-morning shift for the entire time they’ve worked together, Lavoie said.

Calling Vaughan “an honest guy, hard-working, a family man,” Lavoie said losing one of the company’s most visible and beloved members is “going to be tough.”

“He was the operations manager. He was the warehouse manager. He was the face of the company,” Lavoie said. “He was unbelievable.”