Stow man dies after medical issue causes Northborough crash, police say

The driver of the other vehicle received minor injuries, according to Massachusetts State Police.

A Stow man died after he had a medical issue while he was driving on Interstate 290 in Northborough Sunday night that caused him to crash into another vehicle, police say.

Massachusetts State Police responded to reports of a crash on the highway’s westbound side near the 17-mile marker around 8:20 p.m., according to a press release.

At the scene, a trooper found that a 2016 Ford Ranger, driven by Michael Sureau, 38, of Stow, had crashed into a 2000 Ford pick-up truck, driven by a 30-year-old man from Johnston, Rhode Island, authorities said.

Sureau was brought to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester while in cardiac arrest, according to police.


“Preliminary investigation revealed that the man had a medical issue which caused the crash,” police said in the press release. “He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.”

Authorities said the Johnston man received minor injuries in the crash.

The right lane was closed while crews were on scene until 9:24 p.m., police said.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash.


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