Massachusetts State Police, Easton Police, West Bridgewater Police, and prosecutors from this office are actively investigating a fatal crash, which occurred early this evening on Route 138 in Easton.
At 6:18 pm, Easton Police responded to the intersection of Route 138 and Purchase Street for a two-car motor vehicle crash.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that a Dodge Journey being operated by Sheri Vazquez, 33, of Easton, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 138 when her vehicle collided with another vehicle that was attempting to turn onto Purchase Street.
The second vehicle’s two occupants, a 79-year-old male, and a 77-year-old female, have both died as a result of the collision.
After the collision, Sheri Vazquez, who was the sole occupant of the Dodge Journey, exited her vehicle and ran from the scene. She was arrested a short time later just over the town line in West Bridgewater.
She is initially being charged with leaving the scene of personal injury and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, although more charges could be lodged against her. The defendant has been transported to an area hospital for a well being check and should be arraigned tomorrow morning in Taunton District Court.