State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Walpole
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Jason Morse indicates that a 2004 Toyota Camry, operated by Ashley Valente, 20, of Wilmington, was traveling on Route 95 northbound when it struck the rear of a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica also traveling northbound. The Toyota then went out of control, traveled off the roadway, rolled over and struck a tree. Valente, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.
A passenger, Kayla Tolentino, 20, of Boston, was injured in the crash and transported to hospital by the Norwood Fire Department.
The Chrysler was being operated by Russell Agrusa, 57, of Westwood, who was not injured. A passenger, Paula Agrusa, 53, of Westwood, was also not injured.
The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services section. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Norwood Fire Departments and Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.