Authorities have released the identity of the motorist who died in a tragic traffic collision in Lowell, Massachusetts. Updated accident reports made available on Tuesday, May 26, revealed the deceased man’s identity as Jaime Cortijo, 31, of Dracut.
According to the Lowell Police Department, and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the crash happened on Monday night, May 25. Officials said the victim crashed into a pole located in the area of Ottawa Street and Lakeview Avenue at precisely 9:15 p.m. The reports confirmed the incident was a solo vehicle crash, with no other casualty recorded.
Preliminary reports showed the fatal victim was the driver and sole occupant of an Infiniti coupe driving eastbound on Lakeview Avenue. For unknown reasons, the vehicle, heading to Lowell from Dracut at the time, swayed sideways and collided with a telephone pole stationed off the roadway near Ottawa Street.
The emergency response team arrived a few minutes later and tried to rescue the accident victim. However, Cortijo succumbed to his fatal injuries before he could receive medical aid, the accident reports affirmed.
Detectives did not immediately establish what caused Cortijo’s vehicle to drive off the road and hit the telephone pole, leasing to his death. A possible accident reconstruction scene, conducted by the LPD, may unveil new findings.
An investigation into the crash is still in the works, headed by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Lowell Police Department.
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