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LYNN: 90-year-old Salem man dies after crashing car into guardrail, pole on Highland Avenue

The driver of this car on Route 107 near the Salem line suffered a heart attack and hit a pole. He was transported to Salem Hospital where he later died. (Owen O'Rourke)

LYNN — A 90-year-old Salem man died on Sunday afternoon after veering off the road on Highland Avenue and crashing his car into a guardrail and then a pole. Police say the crash occurred after the man apparently suffered a cardiac arrest while driving.

The man, who has not been identified, was trapped in the car after the crash and had to be extricated by Lynn Fire crews, according to Lynn Police Lt. Glenn Dunnigan.

Medics attempted to work the victim, but he died a short time later from his injuries at Salem Hospital, Dunnigan said.

The crash occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. when the man was driving outbound on Route 107 toward Salem, Dunnigan said.

No other vehicles were involved.

The Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating.

This story has been updated. 

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