Mass. State Police Probing Causes of 2 Highway Crashes on Route 3

Massachusetts State Police are trying to determine if two crashes in the last two weeks on Route 3 southbound may be connected.

Early Wednesday morning, a Fed Ex driver swerved and flipped over in Tyngsborough.

The driver, a 39-year-old Warren man, told police someone threw something at him from the side of the highway at about 1 a.m.

When police arrived, a tree log was recovered from the side of the roadway.

“It’s awful,” said driver Hollie Neild, who drives on Route 3 routinely. “It’s scary. It can cause so much damage to yourself, your car, others around you. It can cause a big accident.”

Investigators are trying to figure out if the Fed Ex crash may be connected to another crash down the highway in Chelmsford.

On June 22, a 22-year-old woman was driving a Honda Civic when she said someone threw a rock at her, causing her to plunge into a ditch to avoid it.

In both cases, the drivers said it appeared as if someone had come out of the woods.

“They must have a lot of time on their hands if that’s what they do for entertainment,” said driver Morgan Provost of Tyngsborough. “It’s kind of a rotten thing to do.”

In the Fed Ex crash, state police set up a K9 track which led them to a home on Cannongate Road.

No arrests have been made at this point and police are working to determine who threw the objects.

“Idiots,” said Route 3 driver Steve Iadarola. “Until they catch them who knows what the motivation is.”

Neither driver was hurt in the incidents.

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