UPDATE: Middlesex County Officer Killed in Early Morning Crash
The single-car crash happened Wednesday at 4 a.m. on Treble Cove Road in Billerica. The driver was killed.
Update: July 25, at 12 p.m.
Correction Officer Edward “Teddy” Dillon III of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office was killed Wednesday morning in a single car crash in Billerica, according to a press release.
A Lowell resident, Dillion was 27 and had served with the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office since 2008.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian released the following statement:
“My thoughts and prayers, as well as those of the entire Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, go out to Officer Dillon’s family, friends and colleagues. We know the work of correction officers is difficult and dangerous, but that does nothing to ease the pain and shock when we lose one of our own. The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will work to ensure that our officers and the Dillon family have the support they need as we grieve Teddy’s passing.”
The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction section is reviewing the details of the incident.
The single-car crash happened Wednesday at 4 a.m. on Treble Cove Road in Billerica. The name of the driver has not been released.
The sheriff's headquarters is in Billerica.
Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement that a state police crash reconstruction team has been sent to the scene of the crash, but that no other details were being released.
There is no word on the cause of the accident.