A woman died after she was involved in a head-on crash Friday night in Wrentham when a pickup truck traveling on Route 140 veered left at a fork in the road and into oncoming traffic, police said. Saturday
She was not immediately identified.
The woman was a passenger in a Toyota Tacoma pickup that struck a Hyundai Elantra around 7:50 p.m. in front Wrentham District Court, near East and Common streets, police chief Bill McGrath said.
She was taken by ambulance to King Philip Regional High School, where she was transferred to a medical helicopter and flown to a Rhode Island Hospital, he said.
She later died, Wrentham police said in a statement on Facebook.
“On behalf of the Wrentham Police Department, Wrentham Fire Department and our MECC Dispatchers, we extend sincere condolences to her loved ones,” police said. “We also thank the multiple mutual aid agencies that assisted at the scene.”
The man who was driving the Huyndai also suffered serious injuries and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, McGrath said.
His condition was not known Saturday evening.
Officers who responded to the crash arrived to find the two vehicles heavily damaged in the center of the road. The driver of the pickup truck was not seriously injured, McGrath said.
State Police assisted Wrentham police by sending a crash reconstruction unit to the scene, Trooper Brandon Doherty said in an e-mail.
The crash is under investigation.
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