State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Lancaster
Trooper Timothy Doyle located the crash while patrolling Route 190. Steven Hamilton, 22, of Lunenburg was operating a 1997 Mitsubishi sedan on the northbound side of Route 190, near Exit 7, in Lancaster. Preliminary investigation indicates that the car hit a bull that was in the roadway, then veered off the road into the median strip. The vehicle sustained extensive damage.
Hamilton was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The bull was fatally injured. Three other cows that had also wandered onto the road were captured.
The facts and circumstances of the crash, including where the cows came from and how they escaped, remain under investigation by Troop C 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 Lunenburg Police Department and Leominster Police and Fire Departments.
During the rescue response and crash investigation and cleanup, Route 190 northbound was closed for approximately one hour.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.