Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning:
On Saturday, April 30, at 3:12 AM, the Westborough Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Rte. 9 West at Lyman St. The arriving units found two vehicles with extensive damage to both of them. The first vehicle, a 2010 Ford, was being operated by Kristina M. Kahale, age 26 of 232 Hudson St. Marlborough. The second vehicle, a 2002 Volvo was being operated by Praveen Konakanchi, age 23 of 293 Turnpike Rd. Westborough. Two passengers inside the Kahale vehicle were injured along with the operator. The passengers were identified as Hana Kahale, age 23 of 78 Hamilton St. Worcester and Nicole Hasanova, age 21 of 1 College St. Worcester. All three were treated at the scene by Paramedics from the Westborough Fire Dept. and transported to U Mass. Medical with non life threatening injuries.
Konakanchi was arrested for DUI alcohol, operating so as to endanger, speeding and failing to keep within marked lanes. He was bailed from the Westborough Police Dept. and will be arraigned in WDC on Monday morning.
The investigation revealed that the Kahale vehicle was stopped in the left turn lane and the Konakanchi vehicle crashed into the rear of the stopped vehicle.
The accident was investigated by Ptl. Caleb Polseno.