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.

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.


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