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Car crashes in Watertown, Andover kill two people

State Police are investigating two fatal car crashes on Friday, one in Watertown, where a man slammed into a tree, and one in Andover, where two people were ejected from their vehicles.

In the Watertown crash, Timothy R. Young, 22, of Brighton, died after his car went off the road and crashed into a tree, State Police said. Troopers responded to the accident on Nonantum Road at 2:05 a.m., State Police said in a statement.

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Young was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.

He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, said State Police spokesman David Procopio.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, but excessive speed is a potential factor, State Police said.

In Andover, two people were ejected from their cars and one died in the crash, which occurred in a passing lane on Interstate 93, State Police said.

The accident took place at 3 a.m. when a 2009 Honda Fit was traveling north and switched from the middle to left lane to avoid a slower vehicle. The Honda crashed into the median guardrail and its operator, Eoin Collins-Lyman, 27, of Tewksbury, was ejected, State Police said.

A 2005 Land Rover traveling in the left lane then struck the Honda. The Land Rover’s driver, David L. Vaughan, 40, of Andover, was also ejected from his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said.

Collins-Lyman, the Honda driver, was treated for head injuries and transported to Lawrence Hospital. He was issued a citation by State Police for speeding, a marked lanes violation, and driving to endanger, the statement said.

It is not known if the drivers were wearing seat belts, State Police said. A reconstruction of the crash should help police determine if they were wearing the belts, Procopio said.

Melissa Hanson can be reached at or on Twitter @Melissa__Hanson.
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