Three people were killed and more were injured on Wednesday when a jeep plowed through a crowded auto auction in a small Massachusetts town.
Fox News reported that the incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. at LynnWay Auto Auction in Billerica, about 20 miles northwest of Boston. Marian Ryan, the Middlesex County district attorney, told reporters that one man and two women were killed when the vehicle “suddenly accelerated” and struck “numerous people” before crashing into a cinder block wall. He added that ten people were injured, two of them with life-threatening wounds.
It is not know at this time whether or not this was an act of terror. However, plowing cars through crowds has become a frequent method of attack for ISIS.
Witnesses said they saw the vehicle “speeding up through the auction” and said it appeared to have been an accident.
“It hit the wall all the way to the end. It’s a concrete wall. So many people are hurt, I have no idea,” a witness said.
“(The driver) avoided the cars and went on to hit the people who were standing between the cars,” added employee Woody Tuttle.
We will update you further as this story develops.