NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - The driver of a stolen SUV who died in a car crash after a police chase through Northbridge and Uxbridge has been identified as a 17-year-old from Rhode Island.
Rome Alexander Ives, of 47 Brattle St., Providence, died after a head-on collision on Route 122, the Worcester County District Attorney's Office said.
The driver of the other vehicle, Anthony Southwick, 30, of Uxbridge, was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with serious injuries. His condition is unknown.
On Friday, Northbridge police attempted to stop the Ford Explorer driven by Ives after it was seen in the Rockdale section of Northbridge. It continued south on Route 122, with Uxbridge police picking up pursuit after it crossed the town line, the DA's office said.
Uxbridge police allowed the vehicle to pull away shortly before it crossed into the northbound lane and collided with Southwick's Toyota pickup truck, the DA's office said.
The DA's Office, Uxbridge police and Northbridge police were investigating the crash with the assistance of the regional accident reconstruction team.