Jul 20: Mass Pike Westborough Fatal
State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on the Mass Pike Eastbound in Westborough
Preliminary investigation by Trooper David Prussman indicates that 33 year-old Elizabeth Bakanansa of Worcester was operating a 1994 Infinity sedan on the Mass Pike Eastbound in Westborough when she lost control of the vehicle and rolled over. As a result of the crash, 45 year-old front seat passenger Ronald Ziridamu of Worcester was partially ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. Bakanansa was transported by ambulance to UMass Medical Center with serious injuries.
The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, the Westborough Fire Department, and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority assisted troopers at the scene.
During the crash investigation and vehicle removal, the right and middle travel lanes of the Mass Pike Eastbound were closed for approximately 3 hours.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks directly.
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