WORCESTER, Mass. - A Worcester man died after crashing head-on into a Rutland Police cruiser Friday night, according to a release from the Worcester County District Attorney. That victim was identified as Kevin St. Peters, 63, of Worcester.
Officials say St. Peters drove away from a police stop in Paxton on Friday night before crossing the center double-yellow line and striking the cruiser head-on. The crash occurred on Route 122. St. Peters was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two police officers – one from Rutland Police and one from Paxton Police – sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. A police dog named Cooney was not injured in the crash.
Paxton Police received calls around 6 p.m. for a Ford Fusion driving erratically in the town. While pursuing the car, allegedly driven by St. Peters, officials informed Rutland Police, who responded by sending their own cruiser, which was later struck by St. Peters.
The Paxton Police cruiser rolled over after veering off the road in an attempt to avoid the crash. The incident occurred just after 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
Rutland Police are investigating the crash along with members of State Police and the Worcester County DA's Office.
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