Deadly Crash Reported at the Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica
A chaotic scene left several people dead and many more injured after a car reportedly drove into bystanders at the Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica Wednesday morning.
State Police in a blog post have confirmed “fatalities” at the scene. They also say on their website that “there is no evidence or information to suggest the incident was caused by an intentional or terrorist act,” adding, “All evidence and information at this time suggests an accidental cause.”
Graphic images from the scene show an area strewn with debris and a Jeep that appears to have crashed into a wall. There were reports of at least two people dead and at least a dozen injured.
— Eli Rosenberg (@EliNBCBoston) May 3, 2017
— Christina Hager (@HagerWBZ) May 3, 2017
Billerica Police reported the crash after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Massachusetts State Police said shortly thereafter on Twitter it was “sending crash reconstruction, crime scene teams, as well as MSP detectives from DA’s office” to the scene, and that there were “multiple victims.”
Reported crash involves vehicle at auto auction site. Multiple victims reported. We are assisting Billerica Police, who are primary. 2 of 2 https://t.co/g5pM4mVqHw
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) May 3, 2017
State police later asked media helicopters, which have swarmed the area, to make room for a medical chopper. NBC’s Perry Russom reports six victims had been brought to Lahey Hospital.
The auction had been scheduled to begin at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday.