Alleged Carjacker Causes Seven Crashes, Rolls Over on 128

Mass State Police

A man who police claim carjacked a vehicle caused seven collisions from Peabody to Burlington before ultimately rolling over on Route 128 Friday afternoon.

State Police said they responded to a report of a hit and run crash, “followed by multiple additional crashes” on the state highway around 3:15 p.m.

Authorities continue to investigate the incident but said preliminary evidence suggests the suspect crashed his own vehicle and then carjacked the second car he later rolled over.

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WCVB reports that Arthur Choate, 23, of Gloucester was arrested fleeing the scene of the accident. Choate was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a proprety damage accident.

There were no injuries reported in the series of accidents.