Massachusetts State Police have issued a citation charging BRANDON V. SPIKES, 27, of Florida, with several motor vehicle offenses after determining that SPIKES was speeding and driving negligently when he crashed his 2011 Maybach sedan into the back of a sport utility vehicle on Route 495 northbound in Foxborough. The occupants of the SUV suffered minor injuries in the crash, which occurred early Sunday morning.
SPIKES will be summonsed to appear in Wrentham District Court, at a date yet to be determined, on the following charges:
1. Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash;
2. Operating a Motor Vehicle Negligently to Endanger;
3. Speeding; and
4. Failure to Stay Within Marked Lanes.
The crash caused minor injuries to a Billerica man and woman and their 12-year-old son, the occupants of the 2009 Nissan Murano, who were all transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. All were treated and released.
The charges against SPIKES are the result of a comprehensive investigation that determined that SPIKES’ Maybach was the car that struck the Murano and that SPIKES was driving the car at the time of the crash.
Responding troopers located the Maybach with significant front-end damage in the median off the northbound side of Route 495 shortly before 3:30 a.m. on June 7. The driver was not with the vehicle. Before he fled the scene, however, he was contacted by the Mercedes onboard assistance service, which had detected a crash and called the vehicle. During that call, the driver reported that he had struck a deer.
When troopers responded to the abandoned car, they found no evidence of a deer strike on or around the Maybach. Around the same time, also on Route 495 north in Foxborough, troopers responded to the Murano, which had pulled over into the breakdown lane. The vehicle showed evidence of being struck from behind.
The investigation was conducted by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. No further information is being released at this time.