Massachusetts State Police Confirm, Samuel Ibikunle, 72, of Westborough Was Killed In Crash On 495

By Tiffany Williams –

Massachusetts State Police have confirmed that Samuel Ibikunle, 72, of Westborough was the victim in a wrong-way fatal crash in Hopkinton.

August 17, 2022 at approximately 12:15 a.m., Massachusetts State Police responded to reports of a wrong-way driver southbound on Interstate 495 northbound in Hopkinton. While Troopers responded to the area the wrong-way vehicle struck two vehicles traveling northbound.

Ibikunle, was traveling northbound when he was struck head-on by Devin Arroyo, 29, of Taunton, MA who was traveling the wrong way (southbound). 

A tractor-trailer was traveling behind Ibikunle when he was struck by Arroyo and was unable to stop in time. The operator of the tractor trailer, Massachusetts State Police confirmed, was a 41-year-old man from Providence. 

Ibikunle was transported by ambulance to the UMass Medical Center in Worcester where he was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. 

Massachusetts State Police confirmed Arroyo was operating under the influence and was arrested for OUI-liquor.

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