New Bedford woman, 21, killed in two-car crash in Oakham

New Bedford woman, 21, killed in two-car crash in Oakham
Police: 21-Year-Old Woman Killed in Head-on Crash
OAKHAM – A 21-year-old New Bedford woman was killed in a two-car crash on Old Turnpike Road Thursday afternoon, according to state police.

The crash occurred shortly before 5:20 p.m. about one mile west of Route 122 when the driver of a 2014 Toyota Corolla lost control of his car and struck a 2015 Honda CR-V traveling in the opposite direction. The woman killed was a passenger in the Toyota, police said. Speed was believed to be a factor in the crash.

The driver of the Toyota, a 21-year-old man from Franklin, was taken to UMass Memorial in Worcester to be treated for serious injuries, according to police. The driver and passenger in the Honda, a 51-year-old woman and 89-year-old man from Ware, were also injured and taken to the hospital.

Police were still in the process of notifying the deceased woman’s family and did not release her name Thursday night.

A trooper responded to the scene of the crash on Old Turnpike Road in Oakham, where the trooper found that a 21-year-old Franklin man who had been driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla had apparently lost control of his car and hit a 2015 Honda CRV that had been traveling in the opposite direction.

The crash killed a passenger in Corolla, who has only been identified as a 21-year-old woman from New Bedford.

The 51-year-old woman who was driving the Honda and her passenger, an 81-year-old man, were taken by an ambulance to UMass Worcester with serious injuries. The driver of the Toyota was also taken to the same hospital with serious injuries.

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