WALPOLE – A 24-year-old Norwood woman was killed and her 25-year-old passenger seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a one car accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 95, according to Massachusetts State Police officials.
According to police, the preliminary investigation by Trooper Michael Close indicates the car, a 2009 Ford Focus, went out of control after it off the edge of the road while in the left lane.
The driver, Alison E.Irving, 24, of Norwood, attempted to steer to the right when the vehicle went into a spin and continued across all lanes of the highway, police said.
The car struck the guardrail near the far right side of the road, flipped onto its roof, and skidded to the center of the road where it stopped.
Irving was partially ejected and received fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her passenger, Andrew A. Costello, 25, of Norwood , was ejected into the wood line adjacent to the far right side of the roadway. He was taken by medical helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital. An update on his condition was unavailable.
The crash remains under investigation by the Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Norwood, Sharon, and Walpole Fire Departments, and the Department of Transportation’s Highway Division.
All traffic was diverted off the road at Conley Street for close to two hours, police said.
State Police are also investigating another serious accident on I-495 in Boxborough that occurred at about 3:15 p.m.
Information is limited but police said that crash involved three vehicles and resulted in 10 people being injured. Seven of the injured were riding in a van, according to police.
Six people were taken by ambulance to UMass Medical in Worcester, including the driver of the van who was taken by helicopter. Three others went to Emerson Hospital in Concord and one other went to UMass Leominster. Condition reports were unavailable.
According to police, one child who was in the van was partially ejected and pinned underneath it. Several motorists stopped and helped life the van off the child, police said.
No other information was available.
State Police are also investigating the discovery of a woman’s body on the median strip along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 early Tuesday afternoon.
A state police K-9 unit discovered the body about 12:45 p.m., according to a release issued by state police.
State police, in an advisory issued earlier in the day, were told to be on the lookout for Glynis Shields-Sacca, a 44-year-old woman who recently suffered a stroke. The woman was last seen about 12:30 a.m. and her abandoned vehicle was found in a wooded area of Route 15 in Sturbridge.
State police have declined to release the identity of the woman whose body was found.
Troopers from the Worcester County State Police Detective Unit and State Police Crime Scene Services Section were at the scene a short time later and the high-speed lane has been closed while they investigate.