WORCESTER, Mass. — A young woman was killed and four other teens suffer serious injuries after a three-vehicle crash at Main and Chandler streets Saturday night in Worcester.
At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, officers on patrol spotted a speeding white sports utility vehicle traveling on Main Street. When an officer tried to stop the vehicle, the driver refused to stop and started operating more erratically, police said. The SUV had been reported stolen.
Twenty minutes later, just before 10 p.m. officers were sent to a serious crash involving three vehicles at the intersection of Main and Chandler streets. When officers arrived, they found several seriously injured victims on the ground. Police described it as a “chaotic scene” when the first officers arrived.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the SUV was traveling on Main Street when the vehicle, which did not have headlights on, went through a red light and struck a Honda Accord and Chevy Impala. The force of the impact pushed the cars into a street light pole, police said.
Three of the five passengers of the SUV were ejected from the vehicle and two remained in the vehicle.
A teenage girl in the front passenger’s seat was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The four other occupants of the SUV suffered serious injuries.
No one in the Honda or the Chevy was seriously injured.
The identities are still being made out but police said the occupants of the SUV appeared to be 18 and younger.
This is an ongoing investigation.
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