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Five People Die in Wrong-Way Crash on Massachusetts Highway

Oct 27, 2016
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People Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Massachusetts Highway

Four of the five people killed in a fiery crash on a Massachusetts highway early on Monday, October 24, were students at two Massachusetts colleges.

Massachusetts Highway killed in the wrong-way crash. Cory P. Licata, 18, of West Babylon was a student at Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts, Newsday reports.

Licata and three others, all from Massachusetts, were in a vehicle on Interstate 495 that was hit by a wrong-way driver, police said. Jordan J. Fisher, 19, of Harwich, also a Becker student, and Jordan Galvin-Jutras, 19, of Hyannis, a student at Anna Maria College in Paxton, were riding in a 2003 Mercury Sable being driven northbound by Kraig A. Diggs, 20, also a student at Anna Maria, The accident occurred just after midnight. Family members said Diggs, Galvin-Jutras and Fisher were related, the Boston Herald reports.

The Sable was struck by a 2011 Infiniti G37 being driven south in the northbound lanes of the divided highway by Valantein V. Burson, 31, of Fall River, Massachusetts. Burson was also killed on the crash.

Becker College issued a statement saying, "We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of two of our students. . . We also grieve for the other lives that were lost. Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to their families, friends, and local communities." The college said it is providing counseling services for the campus community.

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