EASTON, Mass. (WPRI) — The driver that caused a fatal crash in Easton Thursday evening has been charged, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office.
The DA’s office said Sheri Vazquez, 33, of Easton, was driving at a high rate of speed on Route 138 when her car collided with another car that was trying to turn right onto Purchase Street.
The two people inside the car she hit, a 79-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman from East Bridgewater, were killed in the crash. Fire officials said one of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died at the hospital.
The DA’s office said following the crash, Vazquez got out of her vehicle and ran from the scene. She was found and subsequently arrested in West Bridgewater.
Vazquez is being charged with leaving the scene – death resulting, motor vehicle homicide, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Witnesses tell Eyewitness News police were chasing Vazquez’s vehicle prior to the crash and that she was naked when she fled the scene.
Vazquez was transported to the hospital for a well being check and will undergo evaluation Friday to determine whether she wa be brought to Taunton District Court for arraignment.
The crash remains under investigation.