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Rollover Accident Kills Lawrence Woman

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A woman from Lawrence was killed in a rollover accident on interstate 495.

Details about the Fatal Rollover Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that a 44-year-old woman from Massachusetts was killed when she was ejected from her vehicle when she collided with a pickup truck along Interstate 495 in Lawrence.

According to Massachusetts State Police, Sheila Purpora was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Wednesday near the 42 B exit on Interstate 495. Purpora’s Toyota Scion and a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that was being driven by a 65-year-old male from Amesbury who has yet to be identified, both rolled over during the collision that happened just after 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

The male driver of the pickup truck was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Lawrence General hospital. State police have indicated that no charges have been filed in regard to the accident at this time. Collision analysts from the state police are currently investigating the accident at this time.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are tens of thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States:

  • 32,675 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2013.
  • 6.1 million crashes were reported to the police in 2014.
  • In 2014, a total of about 2.3 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents.


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