Police identify woman killed in violent Lawrence crash that left 4 others injured

LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - Lawrence police have identified the woman who died after a fatal crash in Lawrence early Thursday morning that left four other people seriously injured, officials said.

Officers responding to a report of a crash at the intersection of Winthrop Avenue and South Union Street around 12:30 a.m. found two totaled vehicles and debris and glass scattered across the roadway, according to police.

A preliminary investigation suggests a 20-year-old Lawrence woman was driving a black 2011 Honda Civic on Winthrop Avenue when she was hit by a gray 2006 Acura traveling on South Union Street, according to authorities.

The driver of the Civic sustained serious injuries and was med-flighted to the hospital where she remains in critical condition. Her passenger, identified as Gabriela Hernandez, 24, of Lawrence, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a statement issued Friday by the Essex District Attorney’s Office.

The three occupants of the Acura, a 31-year-old Lawrence man, a 29-year-old Lawrence man, and a 29-year-old Methuen man, were transported to Lawrence General Hospital with what were considered non-life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed in connection with the crash. The cause remains under investigation.

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