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Waltham woman killed on Nonantum Road in Newton

Posted December 13, 2008 07:10 PM

Weather may have been a factor in a fatal crash in Newton Saturday morning, according to State Police.

At 7:15 a.m., Lauren Tsai, 26, of Waltham, died when her 2002 Nissan Pathfinder drove off Nonantum Road and crashed into the Charles River. Tsai was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation, said Trooper Timothy Finn, a spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police.

The dangers of Nonantum Road -- which runs east from Galen Street near Watertown Square to Soldiers Field Road in Brighton -- are no secret to local residents. They have been complaining for years that the lanes are too narrow and the speed limit too high.

Two people were killed on Nonantum Road in 2006, according to this Boston Globe story.

Earlier this year, officials announced a new design plan for the road.

For more news and information about Newton, go to Boston.com/newton.

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