This morning at approximately 8:00 am The Methuen Police received several 911 calls reporting a serious motor vehicle accident that occurred on Riverside Drive near Strathmore Road in Methuen.
We responded along with the Methuen Fire department and paramedics. The Mass State Police Accident Reconstruction Team were also notified, and responded to assist our officers. The crash involved a collision between commercial trailer dump truck, a black Honda Accord and also an Acura MDX color red. Preliminary investigation concluded that Honda Accord was travelling east on Riverside Drive heading towards Lawrence. An Acura MDX was travelling in the same lane behind the Honda. Witnesses state that for an unknown reason, the Honda crossed the double marked lines, and collided head on with a commercial trailer dump truck that was travelling in the opposite direction. The Honda was then pushed back into the Acura MDX.
The operators of the Acura MDX and the commercial trailer dump truck were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.
The operator of the Honda Accord was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was identified as Sunny Faretra, 31 years old, from Burlington, Massachusetts. She was transported to the Lawrence General Hospital and then transported by Med Flight to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where she remains in critical condition at this time. At the time of this press release this crash is under investigation by the Mass state Police reconstruction and Officer Alarcon of the Methuen Police.
Methuen Police are working to identify the operator of the Honda, and are requesting that anyone with information on this accident to please contact us at (978) 983-8698.
UPDATE: The Methuen Police Department has identified the driver of the vehicle as Oscar Concepcion, 23 years old, from Lawrence, Massachusetts.