ESSEX COUNTY, MA. (THECOUNT) — Shana Fusco-Russell, of Melrose, Massachusetts, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday fatal vehicle crash in Essex County.

Fusco-Russell, 26, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Boxford early Saturday.


According to reports, Fusco-Russell was traveling as a passenger in a Toyota Avalon, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited I-95 in Boxford around 1 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree and burst into flames.

The two other occupants of the vehicle suffered unknown injuries.

Fusco-Russell, who was ejected from the vehicle during then crash, was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Essex County is a county in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the total population was 743,159, making it the third-most populous county in the state. It is part of the Greater Boston area. The largest city in Essex County is Lynn – Wikipedia.