State Police Identify Victims of Fatal Crash on Route 190 North in West Boylston
The investigation indicates the Dodge Viper was following a second vehicle on Route 190 North at the time of the crash. Although the description of the second vehicle is not being released at this time, the operator of that vehicle may be able to provide details that will further this investigation. Anyone with information about the identity of that operator is asked to contact the State Police Barracks in Holden at 508-829-4431
On Sunday May 11, 2008 at approximately 9:41 PM, Troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Holden responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Route 190 North in West Boylston that resulted in two fatalities.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Hari Arisetty indicates that a 2003 Dodge Viper being operated by 39-year-old Todd Marsh of Princeton, MA, was traveling north on Route 190 in West Boylston, approximately one mile prior to Exit 5, when it lost control, struck the jersey barrier on the left side of the roadway, veered across the travel lanes, struck the guardrail on the right side of the roadway and came to rest wedged underneath the guardrail. Todd Marsh sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene. A passenger, 40-year-old Michelle Marsh of Princeton, MA, also sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene. Neither was wearing a seat belt.
Although speed appears to have been a factor, this crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The West Boylston Police and Fire Departments and MassHighway assisted Troopers at the scene.
Due to the investigation, the right lane of Route 190 North was closed for approximately four hours.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.