STURBRIDGE BARRACKS INVESTIGATING SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH IN BRIMFIELD THAT CLAIMED THE LIVES OF THREE TEENAGERS AND LEFT A FOURTH WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

UPDATE – Adult victims in yesterday morning’s crash identified.

The adult victims in yesterday morning’s crash in Brimfield are identified as Vincent J. Ardizzoni, 19, of Holland, and Shane M. Douglas, 18, of West Brookfield. Both sustained fatal injuries. The third fatality was a 17-year-old Oxford boy. As victims aged 17 or younger are considered juveniles, MSP does not release their names.

The fourth victim, also as noted yesterday, is a 17-year-old Brookfield boy.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. No further information is being released today.

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INITIAL RELEASE, Sunday, June 26, 2022, 11:51 a.m.

Just before 1 AM today Massachusetts State Police patrols from the Sturbridge Barracks responded to a single-vehicle crash in Brimfield that claimed the lives of three teenage males and left a fourth with reported serious injuries. 

At approximately 12:50 AM MSP patrols responded to the area of 40 East Brimfield-Holland Rd. for reports of a crash. Troopers arriving on-scene found a 2006 Nissan Sentra that had gone off the road and rolled over approximately 40 feet into the wood line. 

Three occupants were determined to be deceased on-scene. They were:

  1. A 19-year-old Holland man, believed to have been the operator;
  2. An 18-year-old West Brookfield man; and 
  3. A 17-year-old Oxford boy.

The fourth occupant, a 17-year-old Brookfield boy, fled the scene prior to Troopers’ arrival. Subsequent investigation determined he went to Harrington Hospital by his own means with serious injuries. 

The 17-year-old deceased victim is considered a juvenile; his name will not be released.

The 18- and 19-year-old deceased victims are considered adults but we are not releasing their names at this time. 

The name of the passenger who survived the crash will not be released. 

The investigation into the crash, including what factors caused the vehicle to go off the road, remains ongoing. That investigation is being conducted by State Police-Sturbridge, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Hampden County. 

No further information is being released at this time. 

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