ABC6 EXCLUSIVE: ABC6 speaks with family of Woonsocket man killed in wrong-way crash in Uxbridge
UXBRIDGE, Mass. (WLNE)- A Woonsocket man was killed in a fiery wrong-way crash in Massachusetts Saturday night.
Massachusetts State Police said troopers from the Milton Barracks responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash on Route 146 North in Uxbridge.
When troopers got to the scene, they found two vehicles crashed as a result of a wrong-way driver.
State Police said the 35-year-old driver of a 2004 Honda Accord was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as Jonathan Marmol of Woonsocket.
On Sunday, ABC6 spoke exclusively with Glenn Marmol, Jonathan’s brother.
A preliminary investigation shows that Marmol was driving southbound when he crossed the median into the northbound side of the highway, before hitting a 2018 Subaru Outback.
Glenn and the rest of his family are still in shock following the crash.
“Surreal, denial….then we just break down crying and say no it can’t be real, it can’t be real,” Glenn said.
His family said Jonathan was on his way home from work Saturday night.
A job he just started days ago.
“He was so close to home, he just never made it, never made it,” Glenn said.
Jonathan leaves behind a wife and 5 children.
Glenn says he and his brother Jonathan have always had a close relationship.
“He was goofy, stubborn just like anyone else. But that’s my brother man, that was my brother.”
State police said both cars caught fire.
The driver of the Subaru was a 62-year-old man from West Boylston. Police said he was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
All northbound lanes were shut down for three hours and traffic was diverted by Rhode Island State Police just before the state line for ‘investigation purposes.’
The circumstances of the crash, including why the Honda went over the median, is under investigation by Massachusetts State Police.