Tewksbury Officer, Driver Injured in Head-on Crash
TEWKSBURY -- A town police officer and driver were injured this morning in 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 and crossed into the eastbound lane about 6:46 a.m. The van struck the oncoming cruiser.
Both the officer, who has not been named, and Guzman were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
Guzman has been charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a marked-lanes violation and having an improperly registered vehicle. Guzman is in police custody at the hospital. No arraignment has 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 issue as the investigation continues, police said.