State police have identified the driver of a car that rolled over on Route 3 Monday evening in Braintree as a 26-year-old woman from Framingham. She died of injuries sustained during the accident, which may have been caused by erratic driving and excessive speed.
Timella Warren was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to Boston Medical Center following , according to a statement by the Massachusetts State Police.
At the time of the crash, there were five occupants in a 1996 Honda Accord, all of whom were ejected. In addition to Warren’s fatal injuries, the four passengers all sustained serious injuries, police said.
The passengers were a 20-year-old Malden woman and three Boston men ages 17, 20, and 26. Two of the surviving victims were transported to and the other two were transported to the Boston Medical Center.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the Accord was being operated erratically in the left lane when its driver veered into the center lane, according to the police. Evidence suggests the driver then overcorrected by steering back to the left, causing the Accord to cross back over the left lane and strike the center cement barrier.
The car rode up onto the cement barrier, continuing forabout 100 feet, and then fell off the barrier and rolled approximately two times. It came to final rest in the center lane. Excessive speed is being investigated as a potential contributing factor, police said.
State police on scene Monday night were assisted by the , and EMS, and Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
Editor Susan Petroni contributed to this article.