DANVERS — A 30-year-old Beverly man died in a one-car crash last night on Route 128 south.
The driver of a 1991 Honda Accord was killed when the car rolled over near the Route 35 exit on the state highway. The car slid along the road and came to stop upside down, facing in the wrong direction, according to police.
“The operator was pronounced dead at the scene by Danvers paramedics,” state police Trooper Carolyn Fountain said.
A male passenger, the only other person in the car, was taken by ambulance to a parking lot near Riverside School. He was MedFlighted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
“He had serious injuries,” Fountain said.
A second MedFlight helicopter was requested, but the flight was canceled after the driver was pronounced dead.
The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. right at the exit, police said.
Police briefly shut down the highway but soon began detouring traffic off the exit ramp and back on an entrance ramp.
State police had not identified the driver or passenger as of late last night.
“We have not notified the family,” Fountain said.
The passenger had no identification, and the driver did not have a license, according to police.
Police said no other cars were involved in the accident.
There was an initial report over the police radio that the vehicle caught fire, but state police could not confirm that report.
In addition to state police, also responding to the scene were Danvers police and the Danvers Fire Department.
Police did not know if speed was a factor in the accident. The crash remains under investigation.