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UPDATED: Melvin Tavarez of Salem Dies in Loring Avenue Car Crash

Tavarez was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Melvin Tavarez, 21, of Salem was killed in the , confirmed via phone and police log records Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said next of kin were notified.

Tavarez was the only person in the vehicle.

The responded to the accident at 12:44 p.m. Wednesday. Fire officials said the accident occured at 123 Loring Ave. near an entrance to .

Fire officials said the car hit a parked car and a fence. Bystanders helped lift the vehicle so emergency responders could reach the victim.

State police were investigating the cause of the accident. A witness on scene told a fire official the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Members of the Salem Police and fire departments as well as Atlantic Ambulance responded to the scene.

Barbara June 01, 2011 at 08:06 PM
r.i.p. Melvin
Ernestine Eskenas June 01, 2011 at 09:01 PM
Very sad, rest in peace.
Jared Robinson June 01, 2011 at 09:33 PM
Another tragic death. Everyone remember to drive safely and attentively.
Jason June 01, 2011 at 10:13 PM
I worked with Melvin at QDoba in Peabody he was a really good kid
Mark D. Hanson June 01, 2011 at 11:38 PM
This makes at least 2 20 year old killed in as many days. Slow the hell down people. Its not worth risking your life or someone elses to get the 30 seconds sooner. Its real sad. I pray for there families and friends.

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