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SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – I’m saddened to report that we’ve had our second fatal accident of the month, on Route 20. On Saturday, at approximately 8:30 pm the Shrewsbury Police responded to the intersection of Route 20 and Grafton St. for a report of a two car motor vehicle accident with injuries. Shrewsbury Police determined that a 2004 Audi A-4 was traveling East on Route 20 when it collided with a 2007 Honda Civic which was traveling North on Grafton St. crossing Route 20. Operating the Audi was a Steven Cabral of Hudson, Ma., 25 years old. The Honda was operated by Elaine Barber of North Grafton, Ma. 60 years old.
Shrewsbury Police, Shrewsbury Fire and U-Mass paramedics were at the scene and both operators were transported U-Mass University Campus Hospital. Operator Elaine Barber was pronounced dead a short time later at the Hospital as a result of her injuries. Operator Steven Cabral was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
As a result of the accident and investigation Route 20 traffic was detoured for approximately three hours. The accident remains under investigation by Central Mass. Law Enforcement Council (CMLEC) crash reconstruction and Shrewsbury Officers Ryan Chartrand and Daniel Cronin.