Lowell Teen Killed in Rollover Accident on Route 128
Firefighters say victim was ejected from the vehicle in crash that happened just after midnight.
A Lowell teen was killed early Sunday morning after he was ejected from his vehicle in a rollover accident on Route 128, according to State Police.
Trooper Joseph Keefe's preliminary investigation of the crash that occurred at 12:03 a.m. was that Nathaniel J. Holscher, 18, of Lowell, was operating a 2000 Volvo station wagon when the vehicle went out of control and rolled over on Route 128 southbound near Exit 22.
State Police said Holscher was ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. The victim was then transported by medical helicopter to Beverly Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to State Police.
State Police are investigating speed as a possible factor in the crash along with whether the driver was wearing a seatbelt. The state highway's southbound lanes were closed for almost two hours and traffic was diverted to Exit 21, which leads to Danvers' Conant Street.
Danvers Fire Lt. Glen Cooney said crews responded to the southbound area of the highway and located the driver. Firefighters from Danvers and Beverly combed the area with thermal imaging cameras searching for any other possible victims, he said. Danvers Police also responded to the scene.
"We were searching the area to make sure no one else was ejected," Cooney said.
The investigation is being conducted by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, according to State Police.