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Fatal Crash in Fitchburg under Investigation

October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236

Or 508-688-5565

FITCHBURG – One driver was killed and the other driver injured last night in a two-car crash near Water Street and Abbott Avenue, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Sokhna Diop, 59, of Leominster, the driver of a Dodge Neon, was transported to Leominster Health Alliance Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her 7-year-old granddaughter, a passenger in the car, was not injured.

Rachel Waterhouse, 28, of Lunenburg, the driver of a GMC Terrain, also was transported to Leominster Health Alliance Hospital where she was being treated for injuries. There were no passengers in her vehicle.

The crash, which happened at just after 6 p.m. yesterday, is under investigation by the Fitchburg Police Department and State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.