A 15-year-old Peabody girl and a 19-year-old man from Lynn were injured today when the car they were riding in crashed on the northbound interchange between Route 1 and Interstate 95 in Peabody, State Police said.
The names of the victims of the Peabody crash were not released. State Police said the Lynn man was the driver and the girl was the passenger. Both were rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries, police said.
The man apparently lost control of his Chevrolet Malibu and then slammed into two sections of guardrail before rolling over, State Police said. Excessive speed may have contributed to the crash, State Police said, while adding the investigation is continuing.
The crash took place around 7:45 a.m.
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The northbound ramp between Route 128 and Interstate 95 will be closed for this evening's commute as crews rush to clean up an inky mess caused when a tractor-trailer hauling commercial ink cartridges rolled over, State Police said.
Authorities said about 500 feet of roadway must now be replaced because of the spilled ink and the state hopes to complete the repair work before the morning commute.
No other vehicles were involved and the driver was not injured in the crash, which occurred about 6:10 a.m.
The ink reached two storm drains, but it is not considered a hazardous material. An environmental cleanup company has been summoned to the scene and a "careful cleanup" will be conducted under the supervision of state environmental officials, State Police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement.FULL ENTRY
State Police have reopened all lanes on Route 128 in Peabody following a series of crashes this morning that left one person seriously injured.
State Police say they responded to two crashes at 6:50 a.m., occurring on Route 128 northbound and southbound near Exit 26 (Lowell Street).
Two lanes in both directions were closed for several hours while the person was extracted from the crash and flown by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital. The person was seriously injured, State Police said.
Around 10 a.m. today, State Police reported that Route 128 was fully reopened.
Current traffic conditions in the Peabody area can be found here.
The victim in the southbound crash survived. No further details are available.
By Emma Stickgold, Globe Correspondent
An MBTA bus driver was suspended after allegedly throwing coffee into a passing vehicle in Lynn this afternoon, according to an MBTA spokeswoman.
The bus was pulling out of a bus stop when it was allegedly cut off by a pick-up truck at Boston and Chestnut streets in Lynn around 1:30 p.m. The truck driver and the bus driver exchanged heated words..
The bus driver then allegedly threw a cup of coffee into the truck, striking a passenger. The truck driver reported the incident to police, and the bus driver was instructed to pull over at Peabody Square, according to MBTA spokeswoman Lydia Rivera.
The bus driver, whose name was not released, has been suspended, and faces a court summons.
An elderly Peabody man was found dead in his house on Felton Street this afternoon, according to Peabody Police Capt. Dennis Bonaiuto.FULL ENTRY
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PEABODY -- Kimberly Flynn, the mother of Stephanie Moulton, spoke today about the pain her family is experiencing after her daughter, a mental health care worker, was allegedly murdered by a client on Thursday.
"My daughter was my best friend," she said through tears. "We were really close."
Flynn, who was joined by Moulton's father, Robert Moulton, and other relatives expressed anger over her daughter's death, allegedly at the hands of Deshawn James Chappell. Chappell appeared in Chelsea District Court today and was ordered to undergo a mental competency hearing.
"I am so mad," Flynn said. She said she was angry with Chappell and with her daughter's employer, the North Suffolk Mental Health Association. "I am so angry. I'm angry at (Chappell) and I'm angry at the (the company). I'm mainly angry at the company, because they're not giving me any answers."FULL ENTRY
Massachusetts residents missed their chances at riches last night in the frenzied quest for the $380 million Mega Millions jackpot, with the exception of six lucky local buyers who won $250,000 apiece.
Two jackpot tickets were sold -- in Washington State and Idaho -- and the winners will now split the prize. After several days of furious investing by bettors in the 42 states participating in Mega Millions, the jackpot rose to an astonishing $380 million, the second-largest jackpot in the nation’s history.FULL ENTRY
Peabody police are hunting for a masked man who held up the Borders bookstore last night.
Police said the robber jumped out of a motor vehicle, pointed a gun, and ordered the four employees back into the store on Andover Road (Route 114) when they were closing the store at 11 p.m.
Peabody Police Captain Dennis Bonaiuto said the robber, wearing a rubber Halloween mask, asked to be brought to the office area where he removed an undetermined amount of cash and fled the store.
Bonaiuto said the mask was similar to the masks used in the movie, "The Town," a movie about bank robbers in Charlestown.
Witnesses told police the suspect left the area in a silver SUV. A search with canine units was unsuccessful.
Bonaiuto said there has been a decline in robberies in the area due to a large police presence in the commercial shopping district.
State officials said today they have broken up a ring, operating in Eastern Massachusetts, that allegedly shared images of child pornography over the Internet.
The alleged ring members live in Weymouth, Hull, Falmouth, Peabody and Berlin in central Massachusetts, according to Attorney General Martha Coakley and Col. Marian McGovern, commander of the Massachusetts State police.
"Sometimes the public thinks that shocking crimes occur ‘somewhere else,’ not in their town,'' McGovern said in a statement. "But it is important to realize that child pornographers practice their evil trade in communities of all sorts, large and small, near and far, and their despicable reach extends throughout the global cyber community. ''
In a statement, Coakley said “the child pornography industry exploits and abuses children.''
A spokesman for Coakley said that in those cases where it was deemed appropriate, police notified the Department of Children and Families that a person with children has been arrested as part of an investigation into child pornography.FULL ENTRY
LYNN -- A Chelsea man is claiming self-defense in the beating death of another man earlier this year during a fight that started off as a dispute over a parking space, according to prosecutors and his defense lawyer.
Fernando Aristy, 24, of Chelsea, today pleaded not guilty in Lynn District Court to charges of murder, assault to murder, and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. He was ordered held without bail and a probable cause hearing is scheduled for Nov. 3.FULL ENTRY
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