Salisbury police believe speed may have been a factor in the fatal crash Sunday morning that required rescuers to use the jaws of life to get three people out of the vehicle.
A 2011 Honda Accord traveling north veered off Lafayette Road and collided with a tree in front of a Salisbury public works building around 12:30 a.m., according to police. The jaws of life had to be used to extricate three victims who were in the car at the time of the crash. One person died at the scene, another was airlifted to a Boston hospital, and the third was later airlifted from Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.
The identities of those involved are being held until family is notified. The Massachusetts State Police C.A.R.S. Team is handling reconstruction of the crash. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is immediately available.