SPENCER – A 31-year-old Spencer man avoided life-threatening injuries after what police believe was a high-speed crash early Christmas morning.
An OnStar in-vehicle security system reported the crash at Paxton and Thompson Pond Roads at 12:55 a.m. Dec. 25. The report indicated the vehicle had undergone multiple impacts and the airbags had deployed, police records show.
OnStar also reported the vehicle was traveling 84 miles per hour just before the crash, the police log shows. Police said the speed limit in the area is 30 mph.
The 2023 Ford F250 sustained heavy damage and came to rest in a wooded area off the road. Spencer Firefighters extricated the victim, who was trapped in the wreckage. The man was taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester.
Police said there was no update on his condition Tuesday and that further updates would come from Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office.
Members of the Central Mass. Law Enforcement Council (CMLEC) is assisting Spencer Police in reconstruction of the crash. Police are also hoping to determine whether the vehicle was the same one involved in a hit and run in Worcester that caused injuries on Christmas eve.