, Gloucester, MA

Latest Cape Ann News

June 20, 2013

Local woman, 67, killed in crash

A 67-year-old Gloucester woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a single-car crash that remains under investigation.

Elizabeth Lafata was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The vehicle she was a passenger in “veered” off Interstate 395 in Oxford and struck a guardrail just after noon, state police said.

The car, a 2010 Nissan Maxima, according to police, was driven by Lafata’s husband, Peter Lafata, and was heading north on the interstate when it crashed just south of the Hugenot Street overpass.

Peter Lafata, 70, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester by ambulance after the crash. He had been discharged from the hospital by Wednesday.

State Police Troop C is investigating the cause of the crash with assistance from the state police collision analysis, crime scene, and reconstruction units.

The couple’s son is Mick Lafata, who owns building on Blackburn Drive that housed the defunct Gloucester Community Arts Charter School.

Funeral information for Elizabeth Lafata’s will appear in Friday’s Times.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000 x3451, or

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest Cape Ann News

Pictures of the Week
Your news, your way
Comments Tracker
AP Video Network
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN