Fatal Crash at Lynnway Auto Auction – Updated

BPD PatchPress Release: Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Billerica Police Investigating Fatal Crash at Lynnway Auto Auction

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Billerica Chief of Police Daniel Rosa have confirmed that three people have died, six remain hospitalized and three individuals were transported to area hospitals, treated and released, as a result of a collision that occurred today at Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica.

At approximately 10:13 a.m. today, a 2006 Jeep SUV driven by an employee of Lynnway Auto Auction, a male in his 70’s, accelerated through the cinder block wall of the business striking multiple individuals. The incident occurred during a weekly Auto Auction. Two individuals, an adult male and an adult female, were pronounced dead on scene. Another adult female was transported to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries. One of the surviving victims is believed to have injuries that are considered life threatening.

The preliminary investigation into this matter suggests that this was not an intentional act. This incident is being investigated by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Billerica Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police CARS unit.

Update May 4, 2017

Victims Identified in Fatal Crash at Lynnway Auto Auction

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Billerica Chief of Police Daniel Rosa have released the identities of the three people killed in yesterday’s fatal collision that occurred at Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica.

Brenda Lopez, 48, of Rhode Island, and Pantaleon Santos, 49, of Rhode Island, were pronounced dead at the scene. Leezandra Aponte, 36, of Lowell, was transported to Lahey Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Eight individuals were transported to area hospitals, treated and released:

33-year-old male
35-year-old male
38-year-old female
40-year-old male
50-year-old male
51-year-old male
51-year-old male
55-year-old male

A 55-year-old male remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

At approximately 10:13 a.m. yesterday, a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by an employee of Lynnway Auto Auction, a male in his 70’s, accelerated through the cinder block wall of the business striking multiple individuals. The incident occurred during a weekly auto auction.

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