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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.

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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