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Man Dies in Early Morning I-93 Crash

A 35-year-old Everett man died early this morning in Stoneham when his car struck a rock ledge off the northbound side of the interstate.

A 35-year-old Everett man died early this morning in Stoneham when his car went off I-93 North and crashed into a rock ledge, according to a Massachusetts State Police press release.

State Police troopers responded at 1:30 a.m. Monday morning to a single-car crash before Exit 36 on Route 93.

A preliminary investigation indicates that 2003 Toyota Echo driven by Oscar Lopez exited the right side of the roadway "for reasons still under investigation" and struck the rock ledge, causing severe damage to the front of the car, according to the press release.

Lopez suffered traumatic injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene, State Police said. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investiation by State Police, who were assisted at the site of the crash by and the state Department of Transportation.

The right travel lane and breakdown lane at the crash scene were closed for approximately two hours during the crash investigation.

 
Russ July 19, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I feel truly sorry for the family left behind. This kind of loss cannot be forgotten. But again, for the safety of our towns legal residents, is this person an illegal immigrant? There are patterns at work here and to protect ourselves, notably including our public safety emplyees, we need to identify and address these patterns of behavior.
John February 08, 2013 at 06:35 AM
Hey Russ no this man was not an illegal immigrant and you are truly an asshole. What would make you think he is an illegal? The fact that his name is Oscar Lopez gives you no right to assume he is an illegal. I understand the name can influence you to think he is Hispanic but illegal? Really? Come on grow up and stop making yourself look stupid. First off what does being legal or illegal have to do with a fatal accident. Just in case you didn't know thousands of legal citizens kill themselves in accidents every year. Just to be clear there is absolutely no correlation between accidents and the status of your citizenship. Being illegal and having an accident does not make you part of a pattern that needs to be addressed. What is the pattern that needs to be addressed? Honestly this country needs less people like YOU. I truly feel sorry for your family because while you may be alive you are a closed minded judgmental asshole. You are part of a pattern, a pattern of racist Americans who make Americans look unintelligent to the rest of the world. Our country needs to protect ourselves against people like you.

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