Boy killed after being ejected from vehicle in Methuen car crash

Methun, MA - 07/19/16 -  A traffic crash claimed the life of a young boy in Methuen at the corner of Berkeley Street and East Brook Place.  A van involved in the incident rests in a yard after it crashed through a fence.  Lane Turner/Globe Staff  Section:  METRO  Reporter:  Kathy McCabe  Slug: 20methuen
The van involved in the crash rests after it crashed through a fence. –Lane Turner / The Boston Globe

A 6-year-old boy was killed after he was ejected from a vehicle during a crash in Methuen Tuesday morning, according to police.

The boy was a passenger in a Honda Civic that was driving on East Brook Place around 7:25 a.m., Methuen police said.

A van struck the Civic’s driver’s side, causing it to spin out of control and the boy was ejected, police said. The van continued driving, crashing through a fence and into the wall of the Meeting House Hill Cemetery.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, investigators said. The 34-year-old Lawrence woman who was driving the Civic was taken to the hospital. The driver of the van was not injured.

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Police have not identified any of those involved and are continuing to investigate.

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