Woman Passes Away Following Gloucester, MA Car Crash

An Ipswich woman has died after being involved in a two-car collision in Gloucester, MA on Saturday night, accord to Chief Leonard Campanello. Mary Lipman, 52, was transported from the scene of the accident to Addison Gilbert Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:47 p.m.

Rebecca Jacques, 52 of Gloucester, was driving the vehicle that collided with Lipman’s. Jacques will be arraigned on Monday in Gloucester District Court facing charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating after suspension, and a marked lane violation, authorities said. Prosecutors say more charges may be forthcoming. State and local police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Witnesses have given a preliminary account of how the accident occurred. According to numerous people who observed the incident, Jacques’ pick-up truck crossed back-and-forth from the outbound and inbound lanes to Gloucester when it struck Limpan’s vehicle, which had swerved to avoid the erratic pickup.

Chief Campanello would not confirm that account, but acknowledged that the collision involved one vehicle crossing the center line and striking the other. The district attorney’s office is still trying to reconstruct the accident, and it will be issuing a more complete report, possibly on Monday, said Campanello.

One witness reported that Jacques’ pickup truck was driving erratically on Emerson Avenue earlier in the day.

The driver of Lipman’s vehicle, an off-duty state trooper, was injured in the crash.

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Woman dies after Essex Avenue Crash, The Gloucester Times, December 17, 2012.

Motorist charged after fatal Gloucester Crash, www.wcvb.com, December 17, 2012.

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