Woman learning to drive at cemetery crashes into gravestones

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The driver inadvertently hit the gas instead of the brake, according to police.

A white Range Rover crashed into several headstones in Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose Saturday. Matt Karolian/Staff

A woman learning to drive in Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose inadvertently hit the gas instead of a brake, knocking down several headstones and damaging her white Range Rover, according to police.

First responders were called to the cemetery around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to Lt. David Mackey.

Police found the SUV and several gravestones severely damaged, he said. Photos from the scene show at least five damaged memorials.

The woman, who has a permit, was learning to drive with a licensed driver, Mackey said. At this time, there are no charges, he added. The driver’s name was not released.

A white Range Rover crashed into several headstones in Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose Saturday. (Matt Karolian/Staff)

The Range Rover was towed from the scene, according to Mackey. Photos from the scene show that it lost a tire and several other parts.

No further information was immediately available.

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