At about 10:50 p.m. last night, a single vehicle crash on Route 190 in Leominster resulted in the death of the operator.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Jason Fitzgerald indicates that Steven Murphy, 44, of Woburn, was driving a 2017 Ford Focus at a high rate of speed on Route 190 Southbound, just prior to Exit 7, when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and rolled over into the wood line. The operator and sole occupant was determined to be deceased at the scene.
The break down and right travel lanes were closed approximately four hours.
This crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
State Police were assisted on scene by Leominster Fire and EMS and MassDOT.