UPDATE: Car, home catch fire after overnight crash in Southborough


UPDATE: Car, home catch fire after overnight crash in Southborough
Firefighters battle a fire in a home and a car that crashed into it overnight in Southborough. (Photo/via Southborough Fire Department)

UPDATE: This article has been updated to reflect that Southborough police have charged a Milford female in connection to the crash.

SOUTHBOROUGH – A Milford female has been charged in connection with a crash into a Southborough home Saturday morning that sent the driver and a passenger to the hospital.

The crash sparked a fire, which damaged both the car and the home, also displacing the occupants of that home according to the Southborough Fire Department.

The incident took place just before 1:30 a.m. on Framingham Road, which runs parallel to part of the Sudbury Reservoir.

According to the Southborough Police Department, the driver, who police said is from Milford, “suddenly” left the road and struck the home.

First responders arrived on scene to find the car “engulfed in flames” with fire further extending into the first and second floors of the home.

Though the home’s residents were able to escape uninjured, two occupants of the car sustained “serious injuries” and needed to be transported by ambulance to the hospital.

The driver was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violation.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, police said.

The Marlborough and Westborough fire departments provided mutual aid. Crews contained the fire within 30 minutes.

Community members woke to this news Saturday morning and quickly sought to rally for the family displaced by this crash and fire.

There is now an open GoFundMe fundraiser to benefit that family.

“The family is doing well, but certainly overwhelmed with the process of getting their lives back in order,” noted the description attached to that fundraiser. “The purpose of this fundraiser is to allow our community that wants to help their friend and neighbor an avenue in which to do so especially during the holiday season.”

UPDATE: Car, home catch fire after overnight crash in Southborough
A car crashed into a home in Southborough overnight, sparking a fire that also damaged the home. (Photo/via Southborough Fire Department)

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