One person was killed and seven people were seriously injured in a single-car crash early this morning on Interstate 95 in Norwood in which speed and alcohol apparently played a role, the State Police said.
A 22-year-old Lynn man was driving a 2001 Acura MDX in the far left lane when it hit the guardrail. The driver lost control and the SUV veered across all three lanes of the road, ending up 100 feet into the woods on the right side of the road.
Eight men from the North Shore area were in the car. One was pronounced dead at the scene and seven were taken to Norwood Hospital with serious injuries, State Police said in a statement.
State Police said the crash was under investigation, but "it appears both alcohol and speed were contributing factors."
On the beat
Columnist Shirley Leung says Boston mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh should focus on middle-class housing. Read more