According to a release from the Massachusetts State Police, at at 10:38 p.m. last night, troopers from the State Police Barracks in Concord responded to a two-car crash on Route 95 northbound, south of Exit 32, in Burlington. The crash resulted in one fatality and injuries to other occupants in both vehicles.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Carly E. Rose indicates that a grey 2001 Pontiac Grand Am was being operated in the right travel lane by Nicole Parziale, 39, of Amesbury. She had two passengers, Glenn Robichaud, 55, of Bedford and Denis J. Splain, 53, of Boston, police said.
Parziale abruptly turned left, crossing the middle lane and entering the left lane in front of another vehicle. That vehicle, a green 1998 Buick sedan operated by Kayla E. Trenholm, 20, of Hope Valley, R.I., and also occupied by passenger, David N. Torrey, 19, of Shannock, R.I., collided with the driver’s side rear of the Grand Am. The Buick came to rest in the third travel lane and Grand Am came to rest on the left lane guard rail, the release states.
According to police, all occupants in the Grand Am were transported by ambulance to Lehey Clinic in Burlington. Mr. Robichaud, who was seated in the rear driver’s side passenger seat, later died as a result of his injuries.
Both people in the Buick were transported to Winchester Hospital for possible minor injuries.
Following an investigation, Troopers charged Parziale with operating under the influence of liquor, second offense; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
State Police continue to investigate all facts and circumstances of the crash to determine if additional criminal charges are warranted, the release states.
The investigation is being conducted by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and the Middlesex County State Police Detective Unit. Also assisting at the scene were the Lexington Police and Fire Departments and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Highway Division.
All lanes were closed for a short time to accommodate the rescue response, then the right lanes were opened. All lanes were opened and the scene was cleared at approximately 1:48 a.m.