GROVELAND — Police Chief Jeffrey T. Gillen and Fire Chief Robert Valentine report that the Groveland Police and Fire Departments responded to a fatal crash late Monday night.
At approximately 10:50 p.m. yesterday, police and firefighters were dispatched to the area of 123 School St. (Route 97) for a report of a crash. Upon arrival, first responders located a gray SUV with heavy front end damage facing the wrong direction in the southbound travel lane. A responding officer also observed a second SUV with heavy front end damage facing the wrong direction in the northbound lane, which a subsequent investigation indicated had been parked on the southbound side prior to being struck.
First responders pried the driver’s door open and began administering aid to the driver, who was unconscious upon their arrival.
The driver, ALYSON SPENCE, AGE 27, OF ROWLEY was transported to an area hospital, where she later died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
Two young children who were in the back seat were not injured in the crash, and were turned over to family members at the scene.
An initial investigation by the Groveland Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS) indicates that SPENCE was driving northbound on Route 97 when she crossed the center line and struck a parked SUV alongside the southbound travel lane.
The crash remains under investigation by Groveland and State Police at this time.