NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. — A police chase that started Friday in Northbridge ended with the driver of a reportedly stolen vehicle dead after a head-on collision on Route 122 in Uxbridge, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early said.
The man driving the reportedly stolen SUV with Rhode Island plates was not identified. The driver of the other vehicle, Anthony Southwick, 30, of Uxbridge, was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with serious injuries, Early said.
Northbridge police attempted to stop the SUV after it was spotted 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 in a statement.
Uxbridge police allowed the vehicle to pull away shortly before the Ford Explorer crossed into the northbound lane and collided with Southwick's Toyota pickup truck, the statement said.
The Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, Uxbridge police and Northbridge police were investigating the crash with the assistance of the regional accident reconstruction team.