Peabody man seriously hurt in crash on Route 1 this morning

A Peabody man was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash on the northbound side of Route 1 in Peabody this morning, according to State Police.

The victim, one of the drivers, crashed into a utility pole near Route 114 about 6 a.m., knocking down live wires and blocking the roadway, police said.

Peabody firefighters helped access and remove the 37-year-old driver, who was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, State Police said in a statement.

No one else was injured, according to Trooper Reid Bagley.

Authorities believe excessive speed may have been a factor in the crash.

Police closed the roadway while they investigated the scene, reopening one lane about 8:30 a.m.

No further information was immediately available.


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