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Lowell Woman Killed, Driver Seriously Hurt In Methuen Crash

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The car hit a pole at the corner of Moody Street and Route 113 Monday. (Photo courtesy: Methuen Police)

The car hit a pole at the corner of Moody Street and Route 113 Monday. (Photo courtesy: Methuen Police)

METHUEN (CBS) – A woman was killed Monday morning when the car she was riding in struck a telephone pole.

Police responded to a report of a car crash at North Lowell and Moody streets at 7:50 a.m. and discovered a white 1999 Saturn SLI had struck a telephone pole, according to Methuen Police.

The car’s passenger, Kerri-Ann Roberto, 33, of Lowell was transported to Lawrence General Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Kerri-Ann Roberto (Facebook).

Kerri-Ann Roberto (Facebook).

The driver of the car,  Frank Orocho, 39, of Lowell, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Lawrence General Hospital and later airlifted to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

A preliminary investigation concluded the car, for reasons unknown, crossed into the westbound lane and onto a sidewalk before striking the pole, police said.

The crash is under investigation.

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