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Head-on Cruiser Crash Injures 2

May 8, 2019

Sun staff report

TEWKSBURY -- A Tewksbury police officer and the driver of a van were both taken to hospitals with injuries Tuesday morning after a head-on crash on Route 133 near Cooney Road.

In a statement, police said a van driven by Jorge Joel Gomez Guzman, 21, of Lawrence, was traveling westbound on Route 133 when it crossed into the eastbound lane about 6:46 a.m., and collided head-on with an oncoming police cruiser.

Both the officer, who has not been named, and Guzman suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries, according to a press release.

Guzman has been charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation and having an improperly registered vehicle.

Guzman remained in the hospital as of Tuesday night, according to Meghan Kelly, a spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

He is in police custody at the hospital. Guzman’s arraignment has not been scheduled.

This crash is being investigated by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police Collision and Analysis Reconstruction Section and Tewksbury Police.

Additional charges may be sought as the investigation continues, police said.