State Police Seek Witnesses to Fatal Crash on Route 290 East in Marlboro
December 11, 2008, at approximately 4:03 a.m., Troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Holden responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 290 East, prior to Route 495 in Marlboro that resulted in one fatality.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Michael Travers indicates that a 1995 Ford Explorer operated by 20-year-old Samantha Burgos of Hopedale was traveling east on Route 290 when it went off the roadway to the left, struck a tree and caught fire. Burgos was ejected and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (C.A.R.S.), the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the Medical Examiners Office. The Marlboro Fire Department, Marlboro EMS and personnel from Mass Highways assisted troopers at the scene.
The left travel lanes of Route 290 east and west were closed for approximately 2 1/2 hours pending the crash investigation and vehicle removal.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.