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Monday, September 25, 2006

Waltham crash update

WALTHAM

The person killed in this morning's crash was on Route 128 in Waltham was a 24-year-old Newton woman, police said. The one-car accident closed two northbound lanes of the road for almost three hours, according to Andrew Ryan of the Globe's City & Region staff.

Police identified the victim as Nicole M. Helm. According to a police report, Helms was not wearing her seatbelt when she lost control of her 1995 Honda Civic at about 6:20 a.m. The car flipped several times and came to rest on its roof. Helms was thrown from the car and died at the scene, police said.

Her husband, Thodore G. Helms, 36, was riding in the car and suffered minor injuries. He was transported by the Waltham Fire Department to Lahey Clinic in Burlington for treatment, police said.

The accident remains under investigation, police said.

-- Andrew Ryan

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