State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Route 290 West in Shrewsbury
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Keith Segee indicates that a 2002 Jeep Wrangler operated by an adult male was traveling on Route 290 West when the operator lost control, causing the Jeep to roll over. The operator, who was not wearing a safety belt, was ejected from the vehicle and subsequently transported by ambulance to UMass Medical Center in Worcester where he was pronounced deceased. His identity is being withheld pending proper next of kin notification.
This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (C.A.R.S.) and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The Shrewsbury Fire Department and MassHighway assisted troopers at the scene.
The left and center travel lanes of Route 290 West were closed for approximately 30 minutes pending the crash investigation and vehicle removal.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.