High Ranking State Police Officer Killed In Crash

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Weather appears not to have been the cause for a car accident that killed a high ranking state police officer in Saugus overnight.

Captain Richard J. Cashin's unmarked cruiser hit a utility pole and then crashed into a gas station on route one.

The 52-year-old Cashin was on duty as the overnight shift supervisor of Troop A, based in Danvers.

Cashin is survived by his wife and four children. He was a 28-year veteran of the State Police.

The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for about three hours after the crash.

This program aired on January 28, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.