Thursday, 4:30 PM
Woman dies, husband injured in Waltham crash
(Peter Lobo for the Boston Globe)
A fatal crash this morning on Route 128 backed up traffic for 15 miles.
By Andrew Ryan, Globe Correspondent
A Newton woman died this morning when police say she lost control of her car on Route 128 in Waltham. The one-car accident closed two northbound lanes of the road for almost three hours.
Police identified the woman as Nicole M. Helms, 24, of Newton. 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, Theodore 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.