Three people have died, six remain hospitalized and three individuals were transported to area hospitals, treated and released, as a result of a collision that occurred May 3 at Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica.
At approximately 10:13 a.m. today, a 2006 Jeep SUV driven by an employee of Lynnway Auto Auction, a man in his 70s, accelerated through the cinder block wall of the business striking multiple individuals.
The incident occurred during a weekly sale.
Two individuals, an adult male and an adult female, were pronounced dead on scene. Another adult female was transported to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries.
One of the surviving victims is believed to have injuries that are considered life threatening.
Melissa Otis, executive director of the Massachusetts Independent Automobile Dealers Association, said she has heard from several dealers who attended the sale.
“Today is a very sad day for our dealers community, Otis said. “I was not there, but have spoken to many who were that all say it was a horrific scene.”
All evidence and information at this time suggests an accidental cause. The investigation by Billerica and Massachusetts State Police is ongoing.