Victim was lone occupant in single-vehicle fatality

STURBRIDGE — A 16-year-old boy from Newton was killed in a single-vehicle crash last Monday night, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

According to a State Police press release, the report of the crash on Interstate 84 eastbound was received in the Sturbridge barracks at 10:15 p.m. Responding Troopers found the driver and sole occupant entrapped in the vehicle. Sturbridge firefighters and EMS also responded and determined the victim to be deceased from injuries suffered in the crash.

The driver and sole vehicle occupant in this crash was a 16-year-old Newton boy. He was operating a 2014 Subaru Forester, State Police reported.

Preliminary investigation indicates that, for reasons still to be determined, the Subaru was travelling eastbound on I-84 in Sturbridge at 10:15 p.m. when it veered to its right, struck the guardrail along the southern edge of the road, then traveled back to the left across all three travel lanes, and went off the northern edge of the road. State Police affirmed the vehicle then traveled down an embankment and struck several trees.

The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by the State Police-Sturbridge Barracks with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

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