Man Charged With Assault in Crash That Critically Injured 2

A man has been arrested for his role in a crash that left two people critically injured Wednesday in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Police say 34-year-old Daybet Blanco of Methuen told them he was on a suicide mission and wanted to die when he slammed into a car on Howard Street, the Eagle Tribune reported.

Blanco also reportedly told police he had been smoking marijuana and taken an anti-depressant before crashing.

One of the victims was removed from the car using the Jaws of Life. Both were critically injured.

The Essex county District Attorney's Office confirms Blanco is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as negligent operation.

It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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