Saugus Police Arrest Suspect In Fatal Robbery Getaway Crash


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SAUGUS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police have made an arrest in a serious crash in Saugus that killed a 19-year-old woman Wednesday morning.

Saugus Police said they arrested a robbery suspect, William Leger of Somerville, who drove the wrong way down Route 107, eventually hitting the woman's car head-on.

The call came in just before 11:00 AM, when a 7-Eleven on Lincoln Ave reported that they'd been robbed. Police found Leger on Ballard Street, where he sped away, leading the officers on a short chase before turning onto Route 107, driving south in the north-bound lanes.

Police said Leger drove the wrong way along Route 107 for a half-mile before smashing head-on into another car.

The driver of that car, a 19-year-old woman, was killed. Her name isn't being released yet.

Leger was arrested at the crash and taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Massachusetts State Police, Saugus Police and the Essex District Attorney's Office are all investigating the crash.

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