For Immediate Release: 10/11/2011 10:46 am
Worcester, MA (October 11, 2011) - The two victims in the Sunday morning fatal car accident at 130 Chandler Street have been identified as driver Andres Guzman, 18 years old of Worcester and rear seat passenger Joel Rodriguez, 19 years old of Worcester. The third occupant, a 19 year old male, was located in the front seat passenger seat and remains in critical condition at U-Mass Hospital. Mr. Guzman was pronounced deceased at U-Mass Hospital at 2:58 AM while Mr. Rodriguez was pronounced deceased at Saint Vincent’s Hospital at 2:57 AM.
The Worcester Police Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team located the operator of the suspect vehicle at U-Mass Medical Center several hours after the accident. The operator has been identified as 22 year old Robert Curran of 33 Buttercup Lane, South Grafton, MA. Mr. Curran is listed in serious condition and is currently being treated at U-Mass Medical Center (university campus). Mr. Curran was placed under arrest and charged with 2 counts of Motor Vehicle Homicide, 2 counts of Leaving the Scene After Causing Death, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage, Speeding, Operating to Endanger and Operating a Motor Vehicle After a Suspended License.
Mr. Curran will be arraigned in the hospital at a time yet to be determined. This investigation is ongoing.
There will be no new additional information released at this time.