By Neil H. Dempsey
---- — PEABODY — State police say two local women escaped serious injury after their vehicle flipped over a guardrail during a crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike around noon yesterday.
Troopers at the barracks in Charlton received a 12:10 p.m. report of the single-car crash, which occurred as a 2004 Toyota Camry being driven by Tracy Cranson, 38, of Peabody traveled westbound on the highway in Auburn, according to a press release and an interview with a trooper. The vehicle eventually came to rest in the leftmost lane of the eastbound side of the highway.
It was unclear what caused Cranson to lose control of the vehicle.
When police arrived at the scene they found the vehicle “fully engulfed in flames,” the release said. The two passengers — Susan Savy, 63, of Peabody, and Perry Savy, 43, of North Andover — were able to get out of the vehicle on their own, as was the driver.
Auburn firefighters doused the blaze.
Susan Savy was the only one to report an injury, but it was minor and she declined medical transport, according to the release.
The crash reportedly caused a 6-mile eastbound traffic backup and a 2-mile westbound backup. All lanes had been opened again by 1 p.m.