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.


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

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