One person is dead and two are hospitalized after a horrific head-on crash Sunday night on Route 125.
According to State Police, the accident took place around 8:30 p.m. on a section of Route 125 near the North Reading town line.
According to a Wilmington Police report, the vehicles involved were a Toyota Corolla and a Chevy Tahoe. State Police were first on the scene, followed closely by crews from the Wilmington and Andover Fire Departments.
Rescue workers had to use the Jaws of Life to remove the top of the Corolla and extract the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The named of the deceased has not been released pending the notification of family.
Two other victims, who were in the Tahoe, were taken by ambulance to Lawrence General Hospital, according to State Police. Wilmington Fire Department officials identified the injured as a 40-year-old man and his 11-year-old son, both Wilmington residents, according to an article appearing in the Eagle Tribune.
The extent of their injuries is not known. However, they were both conscious when transported to the hospital, according to the Eagle Tribune report.
Route 125 had to be closed for several hours last night, as the State Police Accident Reconstruction Team began its investigation to determine the cause of the crash. They are being assisted by Wilmington Police, Andover Police and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.