Prepared by: Captain Randy Haggar
MPD CASE NUMBER: 19-0017158
Mayor James P. Jajuga and Chief Joseph Solomon report that Methuen Police Department responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash early Friday morning.
At 2:36 a.m., Methuen Police, Fire and EMS responded to the area of 1058 Riverside Drive for a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle car crash into a home.
Upon arrival, first responders provided aid to the driver involved in the crash and officers initiated an on-scene investigation. The initial investigation indicates that a 2010 Honda sedan was traveling westbound on Riverside Drive. For an unknown reason, the Honda crossed the center line and crashed into the residence 1058 Riverside Drive.
The Operator of the Honda, Justice Johnston, age 23, of Lowell, was taken to the Lawrence General Hospital, where she died of her injuries.
Methuen Police and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section are jointly investigating the crash.