24-year-old woman killed in Lawrence crash

LAWRENCE, Mass. — A 24-year-old woman is dead after a serious two-car crash in Lawrence early Thursday morning.

Police say two cars collided on South Union Street near Winthrop Avenue overnight. Police received a 911 call at 12:23 a.m., according to a spokesman.

The Essex County District Attorney’s Office told Boston 25 News that the passenger in the vehicle, a 24-year-old woman from Lawrence, was pronounced dead on scene. The driver, a 20-year-old female from Lawrence, remains hospitalized in critical condition as of Thursday evening. Two men from the second vehicle were transported to Lawrence General Hospital with serious injuries and are alive.

Boston 25 News spoke with a neighbor who called the police and said the incident was so upsetting for her that she cried all morning.

The impact of the collision was so severe, it split one vehicle into two with part of it crashing against a pillar in front of E Market Convenience Store.

A witness shared a video of a fast-moving vehicle going toward Winthrop Avenue on South Union when another vehicle approaching from Winthrop Avenue emerges, and the vehicles crash into each other. The intersection where the crash occurred reopened four hours after the accident.

“All of a sudden I hear this loud bang,” said Iban Rojas of Lawrence. “Then I hear this squeaking sound from, from the tires [for] probably for another ten seconds.”

It is unclear in the video if a driver lost control or how one vehicle wound up in the path of the other.

The Lawrence Police and Fire Departments, paramedics, and EMTs responded to the incident. The crash is under investigation by the Lawrence Police, the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit, and District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s Office. No charges have been issued.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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