“Valkisergio Costa Silva identified as victim in fatal I-95 crash, one arrest made, another suspect sought”

By | July 29, 2023

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Valkisergio Costa Silva, a 44-year-old man from Barnstable, was killed in a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Topsfield. One person has been arrested, and another is still being pursued by the police. The two men, both from Lynn, allegedly fled the scene after the crash. The crash occurred when a GMC Acadia SUV suddenly stopped, causing an Impala to collide with a Chevrolet Express Van. Costa Silva was ejected from the van and died at the scene. The investigation is ongoing, and the highway lanes were closed for a period of time. Jackson Cote | jcote@masslive.com reported

Man Killed in Multiple-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 95 in Topsfield

Valkisergio Costa Silva, a 44-year-old man from Barnstable, was tragically killed in a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Topsfield. The incident also led to the arrest of one person and an ongoing police pursuit for another individual.

The crash occurred when two men from Lynn, traveling south in a 2008 GMC Acadia SUV, suddenly decelerated and came to a stop near mile marker 71. A 52-year-old man from Peabody, driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala behind them, attempted to avoid hitting the stopped SUV by braking and veering left. Unfortunately, the Impala collided with a 2006 Chevrolet Express Van, in which Costa Silva was a passenger.

The impact caused the van to leave the roadway, slide across the grass median, and roll over. Costa Silva and another passenger were ejected from the vehicle. Tragically, Costa Silva died at the scene, while the other passenger suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to Boston Medical Center.

The driver of the van and the driver of the Impala sustained injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. The driver of the Acadia and another passenger fled the scene and are currently being sought by authorities.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, and the affected lanes on the highway were closed for several hours as emergency responders and investigators worked at the scene.

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