Department News

Updated press release / MVA with injuries, Arrest

Contact: Chief Richard D. Howe


RE: Updated, amended charges; Motor vehicle Crash with injuries / Arrest

Release Date: November 23, 2020


On Sunday November 22, 2020 at approximately 1pm, a vehicle travelling Southbound, (2020 Chevrolet Silverado), on Middlesex Road near First Street in Tyngsborough crossed the centerline of the roadway striking a vehicle (Kia Spectra) traveling Northbound head-on.  The operator of the vehicle which was hit, a 54 yr. old female from Lowell, and a passenger, a 16 yr. old male from Lowell, were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated from the by the Tyngsborough Fire Department using the Jaws of Life.  The operator and passenger both suffered head injuries and broken bones.  They were both transported to Lowell General Hospital, who later transferred the female to Tuft’s due to her extensive injuries.  A family member has updated the Police Department Monday morning and told us that the 54 yr. old female is still in the hospital but is now in stable condition, the 16 yr. old male has been released from the hospital with leg fractures and other minor injuries.

The operator and passenger of the Silverado were able to exit their vehicle.  The passenger, a 35 yr. old female suffered possible broken bones and other minor injuries.  The operator complained of neck pain and both were also transported to Lowell General Hospital.

The Massachusetts State Police Accident reconstruction team responded and is assisting the Tyngsborough Police Department in the investigation.  The roadway where the accident occurred remained closed for approximately six (6) hours.

The operator of the Silverado, Ian Farley, 35 yrs. old of Chelmsford, was subsequently taken into custody by the Tyngsborough Police Department.  He is being charged with the following;

  • OUI Liquor & Serious Injury & Negligent (90/24L/F)
  • OUI Liquor                                                       (90/24/J)
  • Marked Lanes Violation                                  (89/4A)