3 dead as car crashes into crowded Massachusetts auto auction

Posted at 12:27 PM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 13:47:23-04

Three people are dead and several are injured after a car slammed into a crowd at an auto auction in Billerica, Massachusetts.

The crash occurred just after 10 a.m. Eastern. Witnesses told WFXT-TV that a man in a jeep crashed into the crowded auction. Helicopter footage shows a Jeep lodged into a building wall next to a garage door.

The driver of the car, who is reportedly in his 70s, was not hospitalized.

WBZ-TV reports that Massachusetts State Police are not investigating the incident as an act of terrorism.

"Preliminary investigation at the scene of the crash at Lynnway Auto Auctions in Billerica indicate that there are fatalities among the multiple victims. At this point, there is no evidence or information to suggest the incident was caused by an intentional or terrorist act. All evidence and information at this time suggests an accidental cause. The investigation by Billerica and State Police is ongoing. No further information is available at this time," state police said in a statement.