A serious crash claimed the lives of two people Saturday.
According to Massachusetts State Police, at approximately 8:42 p.m., the State Police – Millbury Barracks received reports of a wrong-way driver on I-495 Southbound, near Exit 21 in Hopkinton. Shortly thereafter, callers reported a head-on crash on I-495 Southbound just north of Exit 22 in the town of Westborough.
Upon arrival, troopers discovered one of the two vehicles involved in the crash, matched the description of the wrong-way vehicle. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2017 Volvo XC60, driven by Viktoria I. Staskievich, 43, of Braintree, was travelling northbound on I-495 Southbound, when it struck a 2018 Chevrolet Trax head-on. Staskievich was the only occupant of the Volvo. The Chevrolet was driven by Adam Nazare, 27, or Attleboro.
Staskievich was transported to UMass Lakeside in Worcester, where she was later determined to be deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Nazare was determined to be deceased on scene, as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Nazare’s passenger, a 83-year-old woman from Attleboro, was also transported to UMass Lakeside in Worcester, where she remains in critical condition.
During the crash investigation and reconstruction, all lanes were closed to travel, with traffic diverted off I-495 at Exit 23A/B in Westborough. All lanes were opened at approximately 11:47 p.m.
The remaining facts and circumstances remain under investigation by troopers assigned to the State Police Millbury Barracks, Troop C Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), Westborough Police Department, Westborough Fire & EMS Departments, Hopkinton Fire & EMS Departments, Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MA DOT) all assisted on scene