State Police Investigate Double Fatal Crash in Grafton
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Steven Pacifico indicates that a
Guilherme Sobral, 21, from Worcester was operating a 2005 Nissan Maxima on the westbound side of Route 90, near the 97.9 mile marker. The driver lost control of the car, which rolled over. Sobral was seriously injured and transported by medical helicopter to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, where he was pronounced deceased. A passenger, Vinicius Martin Pereira, 21, from Framingham, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Another passenger, Raphael Monteiro, 21, from Natick, was ejected from the vehicle and transported by ambulance to UMass Medical Center with serious injuries.
All the facts and circumstances of the crash, including why the vehicle rolled over, remain under investigation by Troop E 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 Grafton Police and Fire Departments.
During the rescue response and crash investigation the right lane of Route 90 westbound was closed for approximately two hours.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.