Two Mass. crashes under investigation

Both accidents happened over New Years weekend

ATTLEBORO/SWANSEA – Massachusetts Police are investigating two crashes that happened over the New Years holiday weekend.

Two men were struck by a van just before 7pm on Friday evening on County Street in Attleboro. Police said the men were in a crosswalk when the accident happened.

One of the victims was able to make it to a nearby establishment to call for help, while the second victim was briefly trapped under the car that struck them.

Both men were transported to Rhode Island Hospital where one was listed in critical condition and the other was in serious condition. Eyewitness News checked with Attleboro Police on Saturday, but there weren’t any updates on the case, but both men remained in the hospital.

However, the driver of the van hasn’t been charged with anything and the cause of the crash still remains unclear.

Police have also been investigating a deadly crash in Swansea from early Saturday morning that happened on Reed Street.

Swansea Police confirmed that Stephen Homol missed a sharp turn on Reed Street where it intersects with the beginning of Wood Street, sending his car into the woods and crashed into a tree.

His passenger, Jason Levesque, was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he later died from life threatening injuries.

Homol was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and was later arrested on a list of charges that include:

1. Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, Negligent Operation, Death Resulting

2. Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, second offense

3. Negligent Operation of a motor vehicle

4. Failing to stay within marked lanes.

He is being held at Bristol County House of Corrections on 25,00 dollars cash bail.

Attleboro Police and Swansea Police are both investigating the crashes, each with the help of the Massachusetts State Police.