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Police say Westborough man texting before fatal crash

Pablo C. Salcedo Photo/submitted

Pablo C. Salcedo
Photo/submitted

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this afternoon regarding an accident that killed a Westborough man, Pablo C. Salcedo on Jan. 5:

“The Westborough Police Department has completed the investigation of the fatal accident that occurred on 1/5/14 involving Pablo C. Salcedo,18. The investigation by Officer Clifford Luce determined that this was a preventable accident. Through evidence found in the Salcedo vehicle, it was determined that Salcedo was distracted through the use of his cell phone to read and text messages. There was no indication that he attempted to brake to avoid the collision.”

According to police, Salcedo was proceeding west on Route 9 when he struck the sand-filled barrels at the Speedway Plaza intersection. His vehicle then struck the jersey barrier rolling onto its side and then into the eastbound lane where it collided with a vehicle driven by Srikrishnan Balasubramanian, 31, of Marlborough. Salcedo was trapped inside his vehicle and had to be extricated by the Westborough Fire Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Balasubramanian was not injured.

To read Salcedo’s obituary, visit www.communityadvocate.com/2014/01/08/pablo-c-salcedo-18-of-westborough.

Short URL: http://www.communityadvocate.com/?p=44927

Posted by on Jan 23 2014. Filed under Byline Stories, Police & Fire, This Just In, Westborough. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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