Driver Arrested After 2 Killed In Easton Crash
EASTON (CBS) – A 33-year-old woman is under arrest after two elderly people were killed in a crash in Easton Thursday evening. Easton Fire and Police Departments responded to the two car crash at the intersection of Route 138 and Purchase Street shortly after 6:30 p.m.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Another was taken to an area hospital with life threatening injuries and later died.
According to the Bristol County District Attorney's office, a Dodge Journey being driven by 33-year-old Sheri Vazquez of Easton was traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 138 when she collided with another car that was making a turn onto Purchase Street. A 79-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman who were in the second car were killed.
Vazquez allegedly ran from the scene after the crash. She was arrested a short time later in West Bridgewater.
"I saw the cops chasing this car and like two seconds later we heard a big boom," said Ozzy Teixeira, who ran outside after hearing the crash. He saw police helping the victims inside the red car and says the driver of the SUV took off.
Teixeira says a police officer asked him to keep an eye on where she went. "Two or three minutes later the cops showed up and then they took her," Teixeira said.
A sheet was covering the passenger side window of a heavily damaged red sedan that was involved in the crash. The Dodge Journey had front end damage and appeared to have crashed through a fence into a tree.
Vazquez is being charged with leaving the scene of personal injury and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. More charges could be filed against her.
She was transported to the hospital and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in Taunton District Court.
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