Two women and one man were killed and nine people were injured, two critically, when a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee sped through a crowd at Greater Boston’s Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica on Wednesday morning. The Jeep, driven by a man in his 70s, accelerated through a crowd before striking another vehicle and then smashing through a wall at the indoor facility.
The accident marks the deadliest workplace accident in Massachusetts in nearly 10 years. A witness estimated that there were 2,000 people in the building at the time of the accident, according to CBS Boston.
Initial reports from the Massachusetts State Police said there was no evidence that the accident was intentional. One source told The Boston Herald, “All evidence and information at this time suggest an accidental cause.”
Woody Tuttle, a Lynnway Auto Auction employee, told WCVB that the driver was attempting to avoid hitting other cars when he hit people standing near them. “In avoiding the cars, whoever was driving this vehicle hit several people,” Tuttle said, “he avoided the cars and went on to hit the people who were standing between the cars.”
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