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September 28, 2013

Andover dad killed in crash

Was heading to work at family business in Salem, N.H.

ANDOVER — A 40-year-old Andover father of three who was raised in North Andover was killed early yesterday morning when he was ejected from his car in a collision on Interstate 93 North just past the River Road exit.

A friend and former business partner said David L. Vaughan of Lavender Hill Lane was heading to work at a family wholesale seafood company in Salem, N.H., when the accident occurred at about 3 a.m. He was declared dead at the scene.

According to State Police, Vaughan struck another car that had crashed just moments before.

Police said Eoin Collins-Lyman, 27, of Tewksbury, was also heading north when he changed lanes from the middle to the left lane to avoid a slower-moving vehicle.

Collins-Lyman’s 2009 Honda FIT then crashed into the median guardrail, causing him to be ejected.

The Honda then rolled back into the left travel lane when it was struck by Vaughan’s 2005 Land Rover. The Land Rover then crossed all lanes of traffic before rolling over and coming to rest in the breakdown lane.

Andover police officers Matthew Hughes and Elliot Siegel were dispatched to the scene. When they arrived, there were several people out of their vehicles assisting the two injured people, according to Lt. Edward Guy of the Andover Police Department.

A nurse and an emergency medical technician were among the people who stopped, Guy said. Hughes and Siegel also tended to both victims, performing CPR on Vaughan and giving first aid to Collins-Lyman, until the Andover Fire Department Rescue Squad arrived and took over.

Collins-Lyman — who was issued a citation for speeding, marked lanes violation and operating to endanger — was conscious at the scene, but in severe pain with head trauma, Guy said. He was treated for head injuries and taken to Lawrence General Hospital by Andover EMS, then transferred to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston yesterday morning. He was listed in serious condition last night.

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