LYNNFIELD – A taxi cab rear-ended a Chevrolet Cobalt around 8:00 Friday night, according to state police.
Both drivers were in the breakdown lane looking at the damage when a Chrysler Pacifica hit the Cobalt and the taxi driver.
The taxi driver, who is from Lynn, Massachusetts, was pronounced dead at the hospital. A 6- year-old boy in the Cobalt was hurt in the second crash.
Troopers arrested the driver of the pacifica, William Halpin III, 25, of Melrose, for operating under the influence of drugs and vehicular homicide.