SPENCER, MA (WBZ-AM)--One person is dead and two are injured after a fiery crash on Route 49 Friday night in Spencer. The accident occurred around 9 p.m.
According to police, 25-year-old Cole Victor of Spencer was killed when his northbound Buick Regal strayed across the road into oncoming traffic, where it hit a pick-up truck driven by 43-year-old Erik Anderson, also of Spencer. The truck went up in flames. Anderson suffered serious injuries as did a passenger in the Buick, 23-year-old Toni Doldo who owned the car and was Victor's girlfriend.
Authorities say they are unsure of why Victor's car veered into the opposite lane. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation closed the road to traffic for nearly five hours for debris removal and accident re-construction.