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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Student Dies in Mass. Car Crash

A Georgetown student was killed early Saturday morning when a car swerved into oncoming highway traffic and struck his vehicle near North Andover, Mass.

Matthew J. Navien, a rising sophomore in the School of Foreign Service, was pronounced dead at Lawrence General Hospital shortly after the crash. The other driver, Paul D. Mscisz, 29, was listed in serious condition at an area hospital.

A preliminary police investigation concluded that Mscisz crossed over the center of Massachusetts’ Route 125 while traveling south at approximately 1:18 a.m., striking Navien’s 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Both Mscisz and Navien were the lone occupants of their vehicles.

A spokesman for the Essex County District Attorney’s Office said that a manslaughter warrant was issued today for Mscisz and that the office expects Mscisz to be arraigned tomorrow in his hospital bed.

Navien was a native of Haverhill, Mass., and attended Central Catholic High School before coming to Georgetown. He was a member of Georgetown’s Army ROTC program and a summer camp counselor.

University officials informed the community of Navien’s death in a broadcast e-mail Monday evening.

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