Methuen home damaged

Police say a car crashed into this house at 1058 Riverside Drive in Methuen, causing damage (lower right of photo).

METHUEN — A Lowell woman was killed when her car hit a house on Riverside Drive early Friday morning, police said.

Police said in a release that at 2:36 a.m., local police, firefighters and other rescue workers responded to Riverside Drive for a report of a car crashing into a home.

When they arrived, rescue workers treated the driver and officers began to investigate.

Police said the initial investigation showed that a 2010 Honda sedan was traveling west on Riverside Drive. For an unknown reason, the Honda crossed the center line and crashed into a home at 1058 Riverside Drive.

The driver of the Honda — Justice Johnson, 23, of Lowell — was taken to the Lawrence General Hospital, where she died, police said.

Methuen Police and the Massachusetts State Police are investigating the crash.

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