An adult female and her male passenger died in a crash Monday night on Interstate 495 in Middleboro. In a Wareham crash earlier Monday, a Taunton woman faces charges in connection with the crash on Route 195 that killed an adult male.
A man and woman were killed in a single-car crash Monday night on Interstate 495 in Middleboro, state police said.
Earlier on Monday, a adult male died in a two-car crash on Interstate 195 in Wareham. A Taunton woman faces charges in connection with that crash.
The Interstate 495 crash happened at about 8:08 p.m. in Middleboro just north of exit 2, said state police Lt. David Wilson.
An adult female lost control of her 1999 Oldsmobile Alero, which went off the right side of Interstate 495 north, rolled over and struck a tree. She and an adult male who was in the front passenger seat were fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene, Wilson said.
They were the car’s only occupants and were not identified Monday night, Wilson said.
Speed appears to be a factor, according to a preliminary investigation by Trooper Mark E. Burke from the Middleboro state police barracks.
The crash is still under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
The right lane of Interstate 495 north was closed for three hours due to the investigation and vehicle removal, he said.
A Taunton woman faces a variety of charges in connection with the death of another driver on Interstate 195 in Wareham just before 10 a.m. Monday.
State police in Bourne said they will charge Samantha Cardillo, 21, of 59 Linden St. with motor vehicle homicide, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation and possession of a Class D drug.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, police said.
Police said Cardillo was operating a 1999 Toyota Camry on Route 195 east in the left lane when she lost control of her vehicle, entered the right travel lane and hit the rear driver’s side of a Cadillac Deville operated by an adult male.
The Cadillac lost control and went off the road, striking several trees before coming to rest at the bottom of an embankment.
The operator of the Cadillac was not wearing a safety belt, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was declared deceased on the scene, said police.
Cardillo and the front seat passenger of the Camry, 19-year-old Ronald Varney of New Bedford, were both wearing seat belts and were uninjured.
The left lane of Interstate 195 East was closed for about two hours.