One dead after car veers off road, crashes into Holbrook home

HOLBROOK, Mass. — One person is dead and two others are injured following a car crash in Holbrook Sunday morning.

Holbrook Police and Fire responded to reports of a car crashing into a home just before 5 a.m.

Emergency crews had to use the Jaws of Life extricate a 20-year-old passenger from the crashed car. The passenger, identified as Nicole Ricci, of Stoughton, was transported to Brockton Hospital but succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The 2005 Toyota Camry involved in the crash was registered under her name.

“It’s another young life gone," Holbrook native Yves Saget said. "I was just talking to the other two dudes in the car – we were just at a party relaxing and this is beyond me.”

Preliminary investigation shows Ricci was a passenger in the car with the other two men, identified as a 19 and 21-year-old. Both men were injured and transported to area hospitals. Police have not identified the identity of the driver.

“It’s Holbrook, it’s a small town," Saget said. "You turn left, you turn right, you know the person, so you always show love. “She was just that type of person that everyone liked her.”

Investigators suggest the car was driving westbound on Route 139 when the driver crossed over to the eastbound lane, struck a utility pole, traveled through a residential yard and then through a fence, eventually smashing into the back of a house on Kingsley Street.

“It just brings it home how dangerous it can be and that road is a dangerous road," Domenico Bettinelli said.

No one in the house was injured.

The homeowner, Michelle Carter, said she came home early Sunday morning to find a car had crashed into her house through the roof.

"It went through the back of the house, right through the dining room," Carter said. “It’s probably going to have to be torn down, total loss, total loss. Ceilings, walls, all cracked.”

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Carter's family, including her young daughter, was not home at the time.

"That's my bedroom and that window is kind of where it was," Carter said.

Holbrook Police and State Police are currently investigating this incident.

No charges have been filed yet.

Ricci's friends plan to have a vigil for her Monday evening at The Grove at 5:30 in Holbrook.