An Andover, MA man was killed and two others were seriously injured in a head-on collision on Route 125 in Wilmington.
Robert Leon, 47, of Andover, died after the 2013 Toyota Corolla he was operating crashed head-first into a 2004 Chevrolet K1500 SUV. The Corolla crossed the center line, narrowly missed another vehicle, and then crashed into the SUV. Officials are still investigating why Leon’s vehicle crossed the center line.
The collision took place at around 8:30 p.m. on a stretch of Route 125 close to the North Reading line.
Wilmington and Andover Fire Departments arrived at the accident site, and used the Jaws of Life to free Leon from his car. Officials pronounced him dead at the scene.
Massachusetts State Police have identified the occupants of the SUV, but are not releasing their names. Officials believe that the 43-year-old man and 12-year-old boy, both of Wilmington, are father and son. An ambulance brought them to Lawrence General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Troop A of the State Police is investigating the accident with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Photo, Wilmington and Andover Police Departments, and Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
Route 125 was closed for about 2 ½ hours when investigators and cleanup crews were on the scene.
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Source: Andover Man Killed in Accident on Route 125, andover.patch.com, March 4, 2013.