1 dead, 4 seriously injured after head-on crash in Milton

MILTON, Mass. — A serious crash has shut down part of Route 28 in Milton between Hallen Avenue and Ridgewood Road.

Police say this area will be closed for an extended time.

Milton police tell Boston 25 News at least one person has died. Four other people, two adults and two children, were seriously injured.

The person who died was traveling alone in a silver car, the four who were injured were in another.

Rob Kolozie was driving down Route 28 when the crash happened. He said he noticed a silver vehicle swerving, the crossing the double yellow line and hitting the other vehicle head-on.

He stopped because of what happened and jumped into action.

"I heard two kids crying and that's when I just did what I did. Me and three other kids broke windows, started trying to rip open doors," he told Boston 25 News.

Those two children who were seriously injured are bother under 12 years old according to police.

"I'm still crying. I'm trying not to choke up now. I just think about what if it was my two little girls, what would I do?" he said. "I'm glad I jumped out, I'm not no hero, I'm just a father who loves kids, who loves people."

Police said that stretch of Route 28, locally called Randolph Avenue, is the fastest road in Milton. People who live nearby and drive down the road daily agree.

"They just see a straightaway and assume it's a highway speed and they just go faster than normal," Andrew Johnson, an area resident, said.

Milton police said the driver who died had a wife and two teenage children.

Police are still investigating if speed was a factor in the crash.