SECOND UPDATE–Identification of Middleborough Crash Victims

SECOND UPDATE

The victims in yesterday’s tragic five-fatality crash on Route 495 northbound in Middleborough are identified as follows:

The operator of the 2011 Infiniti G37, who was operating southbound on the northbound side of the highway, is identified as Valantein V. Burson, 31, of Fall River.

The operator of the 2003 Mercury Sable, the car that was traveling northbound when it was struck head-on by the wrong-way vehicle, is identified as Kraig A. Diggs, 20, of Paxton and Osterville, a student at Anna Maria College in Paxton.

The passengers in the Sable are identified as follows:

  • Jordan J. Galvin-Jutras, 19, of Hyannis, a student at Anna Maria College in Paxton.
  • Jordan J. Fisher, 19, of Harwich, a student at Becker College in Worcester.
  • Cory P. Licata, 18, of West Babylon, N.Y., a student at Becker College in Worcester.

The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. No further information is expected to be released today.

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