Saturday, 2:15 PM
Crashes claim three lives in past 24 hours
By Christopher Girard, Globe Correspondent
Car crashes in Lowell, Bourne, and Brimfield killed three people during the last 24 hours.
A single-vehicle crash on the Lowell Connector southbound at about 5:50 p.m. Friday killed the man who was driving, State Police said in a statement.
State Police said a preliminary investigation found the man lost control of his 2000 Audi sedan and it struck the median guardrail before rolling over and landing on its roof.
The victim was transported with serious injuries to Lowell General Hospital and then to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim's name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
A single-vehicle crash on Route 28 southbound in Bourne at about 4 a.m. today killed the vehicle's operator, Douglas M. Bacchiocchi, State Police said.
State Police said a preliminary investigation found that Bacchiocchi's car, a 2004 Infiniti I35 sedan, veered off the road into a wooded median. Bacchiocchi, 22, of Bourne was pronounced dead at the scene.
In the third case, a head-on collision at about 5:22 a.m. on Route 20 in Brimfield killed Nicholas Perry, 24, of Holland.
State Police said a preliminary investigation found that a 2002 Ford pickup, operated by Kevin M. Smith of Wales, 48, was traveling eastbound on Route 20 when his vehicle crossed into the westbound lanes, striking Perry's 1993 Geo Prism sedan.
Perry was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith was transported to Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge with serious injuries and then was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
All three crashes remain under investigation by the State Police.