Westborough man killed in wrong-way crash in Hopkinton

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Westborough man killed in wrong-way crash in Hopkinton
A Westborough man was killed during a fatal crash in Hopkinton. (Photo/Hopkinton Fire Department)

HOPKINTON – A Westborough man was killed in a fatal crash in Hopkinton.

State Police have identified him as Samuel Ibikunle, 72.

Just after midnight on Aug. 17, State Police responded to a report of a driver – allegedly Devin Arroyo, 29, of Taunton – driving in the wrong lane on I-495 in Hopkinton.

Arroyo’s vehicle allegedly struck a car head-on. The car was then hit in the rear by a tractor trailer driven by a 41-year-old Providence man, who was unable to brake in time, according to State Police.

Ibikunle was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester where he was pronounced dead as a result of the injuries he sustained during the crash.

According to State Police, Arroyo’s van rolled over. He was transported to UMass Medical Center for the treatment of minor injuries.

The tractor trailer driver was not injured.

Arroyo was later taken into custody for operating under the influence of alcohol.

According to the MetroWest Daily News, Arroyo was later arraigned in Framingham District Court and pleaded not guilty to charges of operating under the influence of liquor, motor-vehicle homicide while under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, driving on the wrong way on a state highway and a marked-lanes violation.

The Framingham judge set Arroyo’s bail at $100,000.