PRESS RELEASE (UPDATED 2:30 P.M)
Mayor Stephen N Zanni and CHIEF JOSEPH SOLOMON report the
Captain Randy Haggar
On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at approximately 3:08 a.m.
Methuen Police Officers responded to a single car crash on Milk Street in the
area of number 125.
Preliminary investigation reveals a female operator
identified as Jacleyn Leclerc of Peabody was operating a 2001 Honda, traveling
Northbound on Milk Street when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the travel
lane and proceeded onto the right shoulder and sidewalk, subsequently colliding
with a telephone pole. The vehicle sustained catastrophic damage.
Ms. Leclerc was transported to the Lawrence General Hospital with non-life
The vehicle also contained 3 additional occupants.
The front seat passenger approximately 29 years of age, was
airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital with critical life threatening
injuries. She is identified as
Jessenia Ramos, Age 28 of Peabody.
The first rear seat passenger is identified as Jessenia
Montanez, Age 29 of Methuen. She was transported to
Lawrence General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The second rear passenger is identified as Jennifer
Montanez, age 23, of Waterbury, Connecticut. She was transported to
the Holy Family Hospital where she was declared deceased.
The facts and circumstances of the crash are under
investigation by Methuen Police Officer Frank Lascola and Captain Randy Haggar
with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services and
Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section troopers. Alcohol
does appear to be a factor.
Due to the telephone pole being severed, Milk Street remains
closed between Pleasant Valley Street and Magna Road. It is expected to
be detoured through the morning hours. National Grid and
Verizon crews are on scene replacing the pole and making repairs.
Electrical service to the area remains active, but may have sporadic outages as
the pole is being replaced.