Woman Killed in Main Street Crash from North Attleborough
The driver of the other vehicle is facing vehicular homicide and drunk driving charges.
Kaisha Guerrini, 24, of North Attleborough was killed in the two-vehicle, head-on crash Thursday night on North Main Street between Wamsutta Road and Keith Drive. She was a mother of a 3-year-old boy as well as a college student and sergeant in the National Guard, according to NECN.com.
"I've lost a beautiful person who cared a lot for other people and gave a lot to everybody," the victim's father James Guerrini told WCVB-TV in Boston on Friday.
Kaisha's cousin Kerrie Angell told the station, "Her smile was so vibrant. She was the one everyone loved. She was always the funny one."
The driver of the other vehicle, 32-year-old Jason Kwolek of Pawtucket, was arrested in Rhode Island on suspicion of motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcoholic beverages and operating negligently, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and a marked lanes violation.
"Kwolek was arrested at Rhode Island Hospital by Rhode Island State Police and charged with being a fugitive from justice based upon the Massachusetts charges," a press release from the Attleboro Police Department states.
If Kwolek waives rendition in Rhode Island, he will be returned to Massachusetts for arraignment and the fugitive from justice charge would be dropped, according to the Attleboro police press release.
Attleboro police and fire responded to the scene of the crash at 10:27 p.m., according to the release.
"Upon officers' arrival, they observed a two-car, head-on crash," the release states. "The operators and sole occupants of both vehicles had to be extricated from their vehicles by fire personnel."
Kwolek was driving a 2006 Jeep. Guerrini was driving a 2002 Saturn.
"Preliminary investigation indicates that the Kwolek vehicle was travelling southbound on North Main Street and the Saturn was travelling north," the release states. "Investigation at the scene which included witness statements indicated that Kwolek's Jeep crossed over the center lines into the oncoming path of the Saturn."
Plainville police are investigating whether Kwolek was involved in a hit-and-run crash in their town minutes before the Attleboro crash, according to WCVB.
The Attleboro crash remains under investigation by Attleboro police, Attleboro police detectives and the Massachusetts State Police Accident Analysis Unit.