Police: Billerica man who led officers on chase crashes, dies in Lowell

LOWELL, MASS. (WHDH) - A Billerica man who led police on a chase in Lowell Wednesday died after he lost control of the vehicle and crashed, officials say.

Officers attempted to stop a Volkswagen Jetta driven by a Billerica man in his 30s about 6:50 p.m. in the area of Billerica Avenue, but the driver fled at a high rate of speed toward Lowell, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

When officers arrived at the area of Woburn Street in Lowell, they found that the Jetta had struck a second vehicle before crashing into a concrete barrier.

Police say the operator of the Jetta, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the second motor vehicle was transported to an area hospital with what were considered non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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