UPDATED: Police Officer, 3 Framingham State Students Injured in Head-On Crash Related to 200+ People at Brook Street Party

Last updated at 1 p.m.


FRAMINGHAM – Four people, including a Framingham Police Officer, were injured in a head on-crash at Edgell Road near Central Street, around midnight.

The road was closed for several hours but opened up after 5 a.m.

The crash involved a truck and a car. Three people were in the sedan and one in the truck, according to first responders. One individual had to be extricated from his vehicle, according to the scanner. The helicopters were scheduled to land at Massachusetts State Police headquarters, with transport to UMass Memorial in Worcester.

Both drivers were taken to hospitals via medical helicopters. Two passengers were taken to hospitals via ground ambulance to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and UMass Medical Center in Worcester.

The Framingham Police Officer, according to sources, has a broken leg.

Framingham Police Chief Ken Ferguson said he saw his officer at the hospital. He will need surgery. He was alert and talking. Police are not releasing the officer’s name, at this time.

The other types of injuries are unknown, but first responders said not life threatening.

The Framingham Police Officer was driving the truck, responding for a call for back up for an out-of-control party on Brook Street, when the two vehicles collided.

The sedan may have been coming from the party, but that has not been confirmed by police.

Neighbors told Source said there were more than 100 young people drinking at the Brook Street house.

Framingham Police Lt. Patricia Grigas said there were more than 200 people at the party.

Chief Ferguson said two people were arrested at the party.

Based on the ages of those arrested, it appears to be college-age students, said Lt. Grigas.

Framingham Police said as police were arriving, and party goers were leaving, fights broke out amongst the party goers.

Arrested was Keith Worthy Jr. of West Springfield. He was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, and disorderly conduct.

Worthy was the indiviudal who rented the house, for his 21st brithday party.

Arrested was Devante Santiago of Hyde Park. He was chaged with disorderly conduct.

Framingham State University spokesperson said three individuals in the vehicle were Framingham State students, and was one of its students “suffered very serious injuries, but is expected to recover.”

“We are extremely grateful for the life-saving efforts of our local first responders, who were on the scene immediately. The University has been in contact with the family of the student who has been seriously injured to offer any support that we can. We have also made the FSU Counseling Center available to any students or staff who need someone to speak with in response to this traumatic situation,” said the University in a statement to Source.

“Right now, our entire focus is on providing support to the accident victims, as well as their families and friends. It is our understanding, however, that the police officer was responding to a large gathering involving Framingham State University students. At this time, we would simply note that the student code of conduct at Framingham State extends beyond the boundaries of campus, and we will take appropriate actions in consultation with the Framingham Police Department following the conclusion of their investigation,” said the University in its statement.

Calls about the party started after 11 p.m. on Thursday.

Neighbors told Source the homeowner rents out his home “almost weekly. Another neighbor said the house has been a problem on the street.

“Lots of drunk drivers leaving my neighborhood last night,”  said one neighbor.

The home at 143 Brook Street is owned by Nagarajan Sankrithi. He purchased the home in October 2015, according to a record with the Framingham Assessors.

Sudbury Police, Ashland Police, Natick Police, and Massachusetts State Police all were called in to assist at Brook Street, said Lt. Grigas.

One Framingham Police cruiser was keyed, Lt. Grigas said.

Massachusetts State Police and Framingham Police are investigating.

Source will update again when we have more details.



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