SAUGUS, MASS. (WHDH) – Police have identified the man who they say caused a deadly wrong-way crash in Saugus after he allegedly robbed a nearby 7-Eleven on Monday morning.
Officers responding to a report of an unarmed robbery at the 7-Eleven on Lincoln Avenue around 10:50 a.m. learned the suspect, later identified as 35-year-old William Leger, of Somerville, had fled the store in a vehicle, according to the Saugus Police Department.
Leger then led officers on a brief pursuit that was terminated when he turned onto Route 107 and started driving south in the northbound lanes, police added.
After driving for about a half mile, Leger reportedly slammed head-on into a 19-year-old woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Her name has not been released.
Leger was arrested and taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Charges against him are currently being sought by Massachusetts State Police.
Video from SKY7 HD showed debris scattered across the roadway as investigators worked at the scene.
Troopers assigned to the Essex District Attorney’s Office are assisting Saugus police with an investigation.
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