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Troy woman killed, four other Granite Staters hurt in Massachusetts crash

CHELMSFORD, MASS. — A Troy woman was killed in a crash in Chelmsford, Mass., on Sunday.

Four other New Hampshire residents were injured in the two-vehicle crash, as well.

Erin Nystrom, 34, of Troy was pronounced dead at the scene, Massachusetts State Police said Monday.

The Bay State police released her name Tuesday and have yet to identify the other crash victims.

Police responded to a two-car crash on Route 3 in Chelmsford around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.

A 2008 Jeep Liberty, driven by a 45-year-old Nashua man, was traveling northbound in the right travel lane on Route 3 in Chelmsford, north of Route 495, when it was struck from behind by a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer, driven by Nystrom, which was also traveling northbound.

The force from the impact caused the Mercury to roll over and eject Nystrom and two of her three passengers — two women from New Hampshire.

One of the women, who was only identified as being from Westmoreland, was taken to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Mass., in critical condition.

The second passenger ejected from the Mercury was a 27-year-old woman from Keene who was taken to Tufts Medical Center in Boston with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

A third passenger in the Mercury that Nystrom was driving was a 31-year-old man, from Keene who was taken to Lowell General Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was taken to Tufts Medical Center with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Route 3 north was closed for approximately four and a half hours while victims were aided, the road was cleared and the investigation was conducted.

The crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and Middlesex County state police detectives.

No charges have been filed at this time, police said.

State Police were assisted on scene by Chelmsford Fire, and police, Trinity Ambulance and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Source: Union Leader