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Accidents on I-93 snarl traffic, one person killed

Traffic was slowed along Interstate 93 today after a driver was killed following a crash in Woburn between a box truck and a passenger car, police report.

State police said the car rolled over killing the driver in the northbound lane of I-93 at Commerce Way in Woburn at around 10 a.m. The right lane was closed temporarily.

State police continue to investigate and the victim has not been identified.

MassDot also reported a truck accident around 11 a.m. along the southbound lane of I-93 after South Bay which closed two left lanes for about an hour. No injuries were reported and the scene has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

Earlier today just after 3:30 a.m., in another highway incident, state police report they arrested a Rhode Island woman for driving her 2012 Mini the wrong way up I-93 from Quincy to Boston.

Investigators allege that Brenda Jarillo, 33, of Rumford, R.I., was driving drunk and caused the collision of a 2000 Honda CRV which spun out of control into the median barrier before Jarillo finally crashed her car into a snow plow and came a stop. Police say the MassDOT snow plow driver was trying to stop the suspect.

The driver of the Honda, Francisco Lopez, 42, of East Boston was transported to Quincy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. The driver of the plow was uninjured.

Jarrillo faces a drunken driving charge along with negligent operation, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, state highway wrong way violation, assault with a dangerous weapon, failure to stop for police and a marked lanes charges.

She was also given the charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury crash and was transported from South Boston Barracks to Dorchester Court for arraignment today.

Source: Boston Herald