OAKHAM, MA — A New Bedford woman has been killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash in Central Massachusetts.

Massachusetts State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Old Turnpike Road in Oakham at about 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

Police say a 21-year-old Franklin man driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla lost control of the vehicle and struck a 2015 Honda CR-V that was traveling in the opposite direction.

A passenger in the Corolla, a 21-year-old New Bedford woman, was fatally injured in the crash.

The driver of the Honda CR-V, a 51-year-old woman, and an 89-year-old male passenger, both of Ware, Massachusetts, were transported to UMass Worcester Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the Corolla was also transported to UMass Worcester with serious injuries.

The identity of the woman killed in the crash is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Massachusetts State Police say preliminary investigation reveals that speed is believed to have been a factor in the fatal crash.

The crash remains under investigation by Massachusetts State Police Troopers from the Brookfield Barracks. Troop C Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), Oakham Police Department, Oakham Fire Department, Barre Police Department, and Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner all assisted on scene.

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