Wenham Police Department
Thomas Perkins, Chief of Police
1 Friend Court
PO Box 536
Wenham, MA 01984
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Contact: Jessica Sacco
Wenham Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
WENHAM — Police Chief Thomas Perkins reports that the Wenham Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of the driver.
On Wednesday, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Wenham Police and Fire responded to Essex Street near Grapevine Road for a reported motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, units observed that a single vehicle appeared to leave the roadway and strike a tree on the opposite side of the road.
The vehicle was occupied only by the driver, an 83-year-old woman from Essex.
The driver was taken to Beverly Hospital by Lyons Ambulance where she later died from her injuries.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the driver may have had a medical emergency prior to the crash. The incident is under investigation by the Wenham Police Department and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.