Monday night at 7:15, troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Milton responded to reports of a single-vehicle rollover crash on the northbound side of Route 3 in Braintree.
The driver of the car Timella Warren, 26, of Framingham died at Boston Medical Center. released her name Tuesday afternoon after notifying relatives.
At the time of the crash, there were five occupants in the 1996 Honda Accord, all of whom were ejected. In addition to Warren’s fatal injuries, the four passengers all sustained serious injuries. The passengers were a 20-year-old Malden woman and three Boston men ages 17, 20, and 26. Two of the surviving victims were transported to South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, and the other two were transported to Boston Medical Center.
A preliminary investigation indicates the Accord was being operated erratically in the leftmost of three lanes when its driver veered to its right into the center lane, according to a Massachusetts State Police release.
Evidence suggests the driver then overcorrected by steering back to the left, causing the Accord to cross back over the left lane and strike the center cement barrier, said Massachusetts State Police.
The Accord rode up onto the cement barrier, continuing for approximately 100 feet, and then fell off the barrier and rolled approximately two times. It came to final rest in the center lane, according to the release.
Excessive speed is being investigated as a potential contributing factor, police said.
The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.