Jamaicaway car crash kills 2, injures 3 others

An early morning crash has led to tragedy for two Massachusetts families. The car crash serves as a warning of the dangers inherent in automotive travel, and perhaps especially in using area roadways in the darkest hours of night. As police begin to piece together the events that led to the death of two women, their families begin the grieving process.

Thus far, police report that the two women, a 44-year-old from Everett and a 33-year-old from Revere, were travelling as passengers in a BMW that crossed the center lane of travel. At that moment, the BMW collided with a Toyota Camry that was heading in the opposite direction. The resulting crash ended the lives of both women, who were pronounced dead at the scene.

The drivers of both vehicles both suffered injuries that were classified as non-life- threatening. A passenger in the Toyota was seriously injured in the incident, and was in critical condition as of the time of this report. There is no word on the nature of her injuries, or her prognosis for recovery.

The investigation into this car crash is not yet complete, and no charges have been filed in the matter. Should Massachusetts officials determine that negligence played a role in the incident, charges could result. Regardless of the outcome of any criminal action against the driver of either vehicle, those injured in the crash and the families of those who lost their lives have the option of pursuing civil action in a court of law.

Source: boston.com, "Two Killed in Early Morning Crash on the Jamaicaway", Jon Palmer, Oct. 19, 2014

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