State Police Seek Assistance in the Investigation of the Fatal Crash on Route 190 North in West Boylston
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Hari Arisetty indicates that a 2003 Dodge Viper being operated by 39-year-old Todd Marsh of Princeton, 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, also sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene. Neither was wearing a safety belt.
The investigation has indicated that the Dodge Viper was following a second vehicle on Route 190 North at the time of the crash. It has been determined that this second vehicle was a silver 2002 or 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX wagon or similar vehicle. The operator of the Subaru Impreza may be able to provide details that will further this investigation. Anyone with information about the identity of the operator of the second vehicle is asked to contact the State Police Barracks in Holden at 508-829-4431
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 and vehicle removal, 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.