At 11:30 p.m. last Sunday (Sept. 4), Massachusetts State Police responded to a multiple-vehicle crash on Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose that resulted in a fatality. A preliminary investigation indicates that a 2015 Mercedes CLS sedan was westbound on the Parkway and traveling at high speed. At the same time, a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta with two occupants was eastbound on the Parkway. The investigation also determined that the westbound Mercedes crossed into the eastbound side of the road, where it struck the Jetta. Following that impact, the Mercedes veered left and struck a tree, then hit two unoccupied SUVs parked in the driveway of a home on Lynn Fells Parkway and rolled onto its side.
Police said a 41-year-old Randolph man who was driving the Mercedes was determined to be deceased at the scene. His name is not being released pending confirmation of next-of-kin notification. The occupants of the Jetta, a 61-year-old Saugus woman and a 46-year-old Saugus man, suffered minor injuries and were transported to MelroseWakefield Hospital.
The crash resulted in the roadway being closed at the crash site for four hours.
The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by the State Police-Medford Barracks, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The troopers were assisted by Melrose firefighters, EMS and police.