Tristan Palmer, 25, of Lawrence died in a tragic crash Saturday morning around 12:30am on Route 213 in Methuen. According to The Eagle Tribune, Palmer was driving his Saturn Ion on the I-495 ramp off Route 213 when he somehow lost control, drove through a guardrail, down an embankment off the highway and landed with the front end of the Saturn on the ground and the roof of the vehicle up against a tree.
Emergency workers responded to the fatal car crash and rushed Palmer to an area hospital before having him transferred by helicopter to a Boston hospital, where he was pronounced dead Saturday evening. Speed has been named as a contributing factor in the crash by authorities, who continue to investigate the crash with reconstruction specialists.
Fatal Car Accidents in Massachusetts
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration manages the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), which maintains details of all fatal accidents across the U.S. each year. According to FARS, 251 fatal accidents in Massachusetts in 2009 involving single and multiple vehicles occurred while the cars were being driving straight ahead on a roadway or highway. That same year, 31 deadly crashes took place while a car was either merging onto a ramp or highway or changing lanes.
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