November 22, 2018 — This evening, at approximately 5:20 p.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Brookfield responded to reports of a crash on Old Turnpike Road in Oakham, approximately one mile west of Route 122.
Upon arrival, Trooper Ilya Toumilovich discovered that a 21-year-old man from Franklin operating a 2014 Toyota Corolla lost control of the vehicle and struck a 2015 Honda CRV, that was traveling in the opposite direction. The collision resulted in fatal injuries of the passenger of the Toyota Corolla, a 21-year-old woman from New Bedford.
The driver of the Honda CRV, a 51-year-old woman and a passenger, a 89-year-old man, both of Ware, were transported by ambulance with serious injuries to UMass Worcester. The driver of the Toyota was also transported with serious injuries to UMass Worcester.
The name of the deceased victim will not be released until notifications have been made to next-of-kin.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that speed is believed to be a factor.
The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the Brookfield Barracks. Troop C Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), Oakham Police Department, Oakham Fire Department, Barre Police Department, and Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner all assisted on scene.
No further information is currently available. Please do not contact the barracks directly.