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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.

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.

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