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4 seriously injured in Medford crash, driver arrested

Four people were injured in a head-on crash in Medford just after 6 p.m. Thursday, and the driver of a vehicle was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence, State Police said.

Helser Msaravia, 22 of Chelsea, was driving a a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta southbound when he drove into the northbound lane and struck a 2012 BMW X3 SUV head-on at about 6:05 p.m., State Police said in a press release. Two passengers in Msaravia’s vehicle, a 20-year-old female and a 16-year-old juvenile, suffered serious injuries.

Msaravia suffered minor injuries, State Police said.

The driver of the BMW, a 35-year-old woman, and her passenger, a 39-year-old man, both from Medford, also suffered minor injuries, State Police said. All four victims and Msaravia were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with minor injuries, State Police said.


Msaravia faces charges including operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and marked lanes violation, State Police said. His bail was set at $20,000 and he will be arraigned when he is medically cleared.

The crash is under investigation, State Police said.

Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com