North Reading Teen Identified as Victim in Fatal Car Crash

An 18-year-old North Reading male was identified as the sole victim in a fatal car crash this morning on Route 128 in Danvers.

State police have identified the victim in this morning's fatal car crash as 18-year-old Timothy Chaloux of North Reading.

State police confirm Chaloux was driving a 2011 Honda Civic on the southbound side of Route 128 in Danvers when the car veered off the roadway near Exit 23 and into a wooded area. The car came to a stop on an embankment leading toward Home Depot at the Liberty Tree Mall.

Troopers assigned to the Danvers barracks responded to the scene at approximately 6:55 a.m., along with Danvers police and firefighters, after receiving a call from someone who spotted the vehicle in the woods.

State police said Chaloux sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. No indication was given as to what initially led to the accident.

Patch has learned that Chaloux was a senior at the Pingree School in South Hamilton and played third base for the Highlanders' varsity baseball team.

Pingree released a statement Saturday afternoon.

"We are deeply saddened by the unfathomable news of the tragic death of Tim Chaloux, a charismatic senior at Pingree who was looking forward to graduation and college. There are no words to communicate the impact of this loss. He will forever be remembered in our closely knit school community. Right now, our sympathies and love are with Tim's family," the statement said.

According to police scanner transmissions last night, police were trying to locate a teen and a car that matched Chaloux's description and that of the Honda for a well being check.

The vehicle had reportedly left Marblehead between midnight and 1 a.m. headed back to North Reading, but didn't arrive when expected to.

Ray DePaula April 13, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Too many young kids getting hurt in accidents. Prayers to his family, Wish they still made cars out of STEEL.
Christine April 13, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Life is so precious, share this story with your kids and most importantly tell them you love them!
Sean Ward April 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Pray for guardrails.
Brian Dapice April 14, 2013 at 12:48 AM
That is too bad. A kid I knew growing up died in that same spot back in 1989. A drunk driver rear ended his fathers car, which was parked directly behind his, as he was filling up his gas tank. His dad witnessed the whole thing as he was standing right next to his son who was between the cars. Horrible story...
Rick Bettencourt April 14, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Pray for guardrails? Really? An 18 year old high school senior tragically dies and the 1st post you make on this story is "pray for guardrails". I've seen many of your posts on here Sean and I must say this was one was uncalled for and insensitive.
Jennifer April 14, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Agree with you Rick. Just want to send my prayers to the family. Life is so fragile. God works in ways we do not understand. Know you will always have an Angel watching over your family.... so sorry
Rick Bettencourt April 14, 2013 at 11:33 AM
...as a follow up. My thoughts and prayers are with Timothy Chaloux and his family. I pray the memories you cherish of him help dull your pain in the years to come and know that he'll always be with you. The Bettencourt family extends their deepest sympathies and condolences.
Brian Dapice April 14, 2013 at 01:27 PM
@Sean your response sounds like you work for the DPW. @Rick your response to it sounds like you are in or running for public office. Just sayin...
Rick Bettencourt April 14, 2013 at 01:34 PM
@Bran - sorry to disappoint you and not provide you with the opportunity to begin a political rant, which people LOVE to do on this forum. I'm not in Public Office, I'm not running for public office, however I do have a soft place in my heart for a family who tragically lost their son. Your comment just shows ignorance and a lack of compassion for your fellow people. Keep up the good work.
Brian Dapice April 14, 2013 at 01:52 PM
No I think you took it the wrong way. My previous comment from last night was directed toward the family and a little history on that area. My comment this morning was directed specifically to you and that other guy, whom it seemed you have a history with. I'm not sure where you are seeing ignorance toward the family or situation on my part. I am unaware of any political rants present online with the exception of forums such as facebook or twitter. But I'm not exactly one who pays attention to politics either. I think your comment in response was OK with the exception of the very end. The Bettencourt family..." sounded very public office like. Thats all. Sorry to offend you, which it clearly did since your response to me was curt and immature, especially the last sentence. You clearly haven't read the entire thread and made my response about you and only you. Another political trait.
Brian Dapice April 14, 2013 at 01:58 PM
http://voteforrick.us. HAHA there's a shock. Without any prior knowledge I had you pegged.
Helen Jaworski April 14, 2013 at 03:27 PM
My thoughts & prayers go out to his family at this difficult time,May God Bless you all to find the strength to get through this difficult tragedy.
Doreen April 14, 2013 at 11:39 PM
What a shame. Another young life list. Prayers to him and his family. May.he rest peacefully..
Sean Ward April 15, 2013 at 12:22 AM
Clearly you misunderstand my post. Pray that some guardrails get installed on that stretch of road soon so that this doesn't happen again. They are a safety device meant to keep vehicles that lose control on the road and prevent the type of tragic results that occurred here.
Sean Ward April 15, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Brian, I don't. I just think there should be a guardrail there to improve safety. It's a problem I have, when I see something terrible happen I can't help thinking of how it could have been prevented.
Rick Bettencourt April 15, 2013 at 01:40 AM
I never said I didn't run previously. That is a website for my run over a year ago. Like I said, I'm not running for office nor am I in any public office. You simply showed that you know how to utilize "google" and not much more. Didn't really "peg" much at all. All the best though!
Rick Bettencourt April 15, 2013 at 01:41 AM
Also....out of respect, they'll be no further responses from me to these posts.
Elise Stephens April 16, 2013 at 03:48 PM
I drove past the accident scene at about 8:20am Saturday. The boy was lucky that at least his car sailed straight into that tree and not up and over the hill down into the mall access road. Both tree and vehicle were severely mangled. My immediate thoughts were that no one died but if someone had-that it was without any suffering.
Joan April 17, 2013 at 05:42 PM
To Elise Stephens: what a ridiculous and insensitive remark...why even make a comment.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »