UPDATE: Massachusetts State Police Release — 12232014 — State Police Investigate Fatal Crash In Charlton
At 1:40 p.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Charlton responded to calls of a multi-vehicle crash on Route 90 westbound at the 79 mile marker in Charlton.
The initial investigation conducted by Trooper William Leonard indicates that as traffic was slowing to a stop, three vehicles in the right lane, a 2014 Freightliner tractor trailer truck operated by 43-year-old Matthew Norman of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a 2014 Toyota Rav4 operated by 22-year-old Sousanna Oganesian of New Brunswick, New Jersey, and a 2011 Toyota Camry operated by 60-year-old Anthony Reilly of Portland, Maine, collided. Following that collision, a 2007 Freightliner tractor trailer operated by 51-year-old Richard Rivera of Springfield, was in the middle travel lane, when it changed lanes and struck the Camry. Reilly was unbelted at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. His passenger, 64-year-old Susan Camardo of Portland, Maine, was trapped in the vehicle. The tractor trailer overturned in the roadway.
Reilly and Camardo were transported to UMASS Medical Center in Worcester by Charlton EMS and Sturbridge EMS respectively. Susan Camardo was subsequently pronounced dead at the hospital. Anthony Reilly sustained life threatening injuries. There were no injuries to the other drivers.
Troopers from the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office are assisting with the investigation. Charlton Fire Department and MassDOT assisted at the scene. The crash closed most of the roadway, allowing only the left travel lane to get by until just after 5 p.m. Backups from the crash extended more than 14 miles and affected the evening commute coming out of Boston.
This crash remains under investigation. No further information is available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks.