An 18-year-old driver faces charges in the Thursday night crash that claimed the life of an 87-year-old Webster man, Deputy Police Chief Rodney Budrow said today.
Frank Lewandowski of 77 Worcester Road was pronounced dead at Harrington Healthcare at Hubbard, police said in a statement.
The two-car accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. at Gore Road (Route 16) and Rawson Road, just past Indian Ranch.
Sydney Latour of 55 Upper Gore Road was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign, negligent driving and motor vehicle homicide, Deputy Chief Budrow said.
Ms. Latour, who was driving a 2006 Acura, was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center — University Campus in Worcester, said Timothy J. Connolly, spokesman for Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. A UMass spokesman said she was treated and released Thursday night.
Mr. Lewandowski was driving a 2010 Toyota Yaris. There were no passengers in either car.
Officials said the intersection has been the site of many accidents over the years.
The investigation is being conducted by Officer James Young, Jr. and members of the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council. Both cars are at the police station waiting to be examined, the deputy chief said.
No one answered the phone today at the Lewandowski residence.
Ms. Latour is a graduate of Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson. In January, she became the seventh girl in school history to reach 1,000 points in varsity basketball, the school said in a press release at the time.