Massachusetts State Police Investigating 4 Fatal Crashes Over The Weekend

By Tiffany Williams –

Massachusetts State Police are investigating four separate fatal motor vehicle crashes from over the weekend. 

The first motor vehicle crash was Friday night around 9:30 p.m. MSP in a statement said, “Troopers from the Andover Barracks, along with Wilmington Police and Fire, responded to a crash involving a motorcycle on Route 93 northbound, at Exit 31, in Wilmington.” The operator of the motorcycle who has been identified by MSP as Rodrigo Rosa, 24, of Wilmington, was pronounced deceased. MSP says “No other vehicles were involved in the crash.”

The second motor vehicle crash was at about 10:19 p.m. Friday night. MSP said in a statement, “Troopers assigned to the Millbury Barracks responded to reports of a 2006 Chrysler 300, operated by a 42-year-old man from Douglas, being operated southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 146 in Uxbridge. At approximately 10:24 p.m. responding cruisers were advised the vehicle crashed into a 2019 Mazda CX5, operated by a 57-year-old man from Worcester, approximately one-half mile prior to the Rhode Island border.” The operator of the Chrysler was taken by LifeFlight to UMass in Worcester where he was later pronounced deceased. MSP said “The exact cause and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.”

The third motor vehicle crash happened Saturday night at about 11:45 p.m. In a statement MSP said, “At approximately 11:45 PM yesterday Troopers from the State Police-Concord Barracks, along with Chelmsford Fire and Police, responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 495 North in Chelmsford.” A 2018 Toyota C-HR was traveling in the right lane of the three-lane highway. A 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer was also traveling northbound. “For reasons under investigation. the two vehicles made contact, causing both vehicles to go off the roadway to the east. The Toyota C-HR went out of control, slid onto the soft shoulder of the road, and came to rest against a highway sign support. The Toyota operator was uninjured,” said MSP. “The Chevrolet Trailblazer also left the roadway, slid and rolled across the soft shoulder and into the woods where it struck a tree and came to rest on its left side.” The operator of the Trailblazer has been identified as Darren Chinn, 59, of Derry, N.H and MSP confirmed he was pronounced deceased. 

The fourth motor vehicle crash happened Saturday night at about 9:40 p.m. on Route 93 in Boston in the area of the South Bay shopping center. “Troopers from the State Police-Tunnels Barracks and State Police-South Boston Barracks, along with Boston Fire and EMS, responded to a crash between a vehicle and pedestrian,” MSP said in a statement. MSP has confirmed, “The pedestrian, an adult male who has not yet been identified, suffered fatal injuries.” The victim, MSP said “Was attempting to cross Route 93 in the area of exit 15 from west to east. The pedestrian crossed the southbound lanes and the median and then entered the northbound side, where he was immediately struck by a 2019 Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle in the left lane.” MSP also said, “The impact threw the victim back across the median into the left travel lane of the southbound side.”

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