October 12, 2011 – Andres Guzman, 18, and Joel Rodriguez, 19, both from Worcester, Massachusetts, have died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained when Guzman’s parked car was struck by another vehicle. Jesus Molina, 19, also of Worcester and a passenger in Guzman’s vehicle, was seriously injured. Robert Curran, 22, from Grafton, was operating the vehicle that crashed into Guzman’s car. The accident occurred at about 2 a.m. on Sunday.
Guzman’s car was parked at the corner of Chandler and Piedmont Streets when Curran’s vehicle allegedly smashed into it. Witnesses claim that Curran’s car was traveling between 80 and 100 miles per hour.
According to police, Guzman and Rodriguez were pronounced dead at the scene. Molina was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he remains in critical condition. Curran was also injured in the crash and was first taken to Harrington Healthcare at Hubbard in Webster and then transferred to UMass Memorial.
According to police, Curran left the scene of the accident after briefly speaking with paramedics. Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicle records showed that Curran’s license was suspended at the time of the accident and he had four speeding tickets in the last three years.
On Tuesday, Curran was arraigned in his hospital room at UMass Memorial. He was charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing death, and several other crimes. Curran pleaded not guilty to all crimes. He was released on $20,000 bail.
The accident remains under investigation.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette