January 13, 2014: Christina Mageau, 22, of Southbridge, Massachusetts has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained in a car accident on Whittemore Road in Sturbridge. Her husband, Alex Mageau, 25, was a passenger in the vehicle and was also injured. The accident occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Friday.
According to police, Mrs. Mageau lost control of the car, crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a drainage culvert, which caused the car to overturn. Mr. and Mrs. Mageau were both ejected from the vehicle.
Mrs. Mageau was taken to Harrington Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Mr. Mageau was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and subsequently released.
December 10, 2013 – Charles Hoffman, 71, of Easthampton, Massachusetts has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained when his pickup was involved in a head car crash with a van driven by Mauricio Velasquez, 32, of Springfield. Velasquez’ three year old daughter, who was a passenger in the van him, also died. The accident occurred on Hendrick Street in Easthampton at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Hoffman and the three year old girl were transported by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead upon their arrival to the hospital. Hoffman’s wife, Janice Hoffman, 69, Velasquez, and another passenger in his car, Milder Velasquez, 25, were also taken to Baystate and treated for their injuries. Janice Hoffman remains in critical condition.
The Northwestern’s District Attorney’s Office stated Hoffman’s pickup was struck when Velazquez lost control of his van, hit the guard rail and crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic. Velasquez has been charged with several offenses, including motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol in violation of G.L. c. 90 § 24G, two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol resulting in serious injury in violation of G.L. c. 90 § 24L, and several civil traffic violations.
Mr. Velasquez was arraigned on Monday in Springfield District Court and his bail was set at $100,000.
November 19, 2013 – Lynne Cabral, 27, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and Marilha Lopes, 26, of Fall River, sustained serious personal injuries as the result of a five car crash. The accident occurred on Route 24 North near exit 13B in Raynham on Monday morning.
Cabral and Lopes were operating separate vehicles at the time of the accident. Both were transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The Massachusetts State Police have stated that the other three drivers, a 62 year old male from Swansea, a 20 year old Fall River woman, and a 33 year old male from Stoughton, were not injured.
According to police, the crash occurred when the five vehicles rear ended one another. The cause of the accident is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.
Source: Enterprise News
November 6, 2013 – Elaina Millard, 42, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained when a car struck her as she attempted to cross the street. The accident took place at the intersection of Main Street and Summer Street in Tewksbury at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
According to the Tewksbury Police Department, Millard was crossing the northbound lane of Main Street at the time of the accident. She was transported by helicopter to Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell, where she was later pronounced dead. The male driver, who has yet to be identified, was not injured.
The crash is currently under investigation.
October 23, 2013 – Scott Cintron, 51, of Taunton, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained when his car crashed into a utility pole. Robert Scibilio, 24, also from Taunton, was a passenger in Cintron’s car and was seriously injured in the accident. The crash occurred on Hart Street in Taunton at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
According to the Taunton Police Department, Cintron was pronounced dead at the scene. Scibilio was transported by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he continues to receive treatment for his injuries.
Witnesses to the accident stated that Cintron was driving down a hill and traveled over the sidewalk prior to smashing into the utility pole. Cintron’s vehicle split in half as a result of the collision.
The accident remains under investigation.
September 25, 2013 – Susan Macchi, 64, and Juliet Macchi, 23, both of Carver, Massachusetts, have died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained in a head on collision. The accident occurred at approximately 12:29 a.m. Sunday morning on Federal Furnace Road in Plymouth.
Susan Macchi was driving with her daughter Juliet, when their vehicle collided with another car driven by a 25 year old Kingston man, whom the Plymouth Police Department have yet to identify. The man was found lying on the side of the road when police arrived on scene, but only sustained hip and pelvic injuries. Susan Macchi was pronounced dead at the scene. Juliet Macchi was transported to Jordan Hospital by ambulance, where she later died.
No charges have been filed, although police have stated that alcohol was not a factor in the accident. The investigation is ongoing.
Source: Wicked Local
August 19, 2013 — Miles Tibbetts, 16, of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained when his bicycle was struck by a vehicle driven by Dorothy Herold, 76, also of Wellfleet. At the time of the accident, Tibbetts was attempting to cross over Route 6 in Wellfleet. The crash occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Tibbetts was unresponsive at the scene. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable and was later flown by medical helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he was pronounced dead later that day.
Tibbetts was going to be a junior at Nauset Regional High School where he was a member of the wrestling team. His friends and family mourn his loss.
Source: Cape Cod Times
August 16, 2013 – Michael Zwicker, 45, of Norton, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with an oncoming car. Mark Nadeau, 22, from Taunton, was operating the car westbound on Route 140 in Taunton prior to crashing into the motorcycle. The accident occurred last Sunday night at approximately 7:55 p.m.
Zwicker’s body was found seventy-five feet from the crash site and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Nadeau’s vehicle sustained heavy damage, and he was transported to Morton Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The Taunton Police Department has stated that the investigation of the accident is ongoing, but the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office has specified that no evidence of alcohol or drug use was found at the time of the accident. Distracted driving and speed are being considered as factors that caused the accident, which will be determined through accident reconstruction.
Soure: Wicked Local
August 13, 2013 – Joseph Barboza, of Wareham, Massachusetts, was operating a truck southbound on Route 9 in Eastham when he collided with a vehicle operated by Samantha Young, of Eastham, Massachusetts. Both cars continued into the oncoming lane crashing into a station wagon driven by Barbara Wright, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and a minivan driven by Gary Saxton, of Coneus, New York. The accident occurred at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th.
According to the Eastham Police Department, nine individuals sustained serious personal injuries and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. At least one person suffered life threatening injuries. Police have not indicated who was most seriously injured and have not yet released the names of the remaining five people who were injured.
The accident remains under investigation.