Driver Dies After Deliberate Crash Into Devens Health Center

Massachusetts State Police are investigating after a person was killed after allegedly deliberately crashing a truck into the front of a mental healthcare center.

The area where the crash occurred. 

The area where the crash occurred. 

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The incident occurred in Worcester County around 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, at 85 Patton Road in Devens.

According to Lindsay Corcoran of the Worcester County District Attorney's Office, a truck was found to have crashed into the front of the building at 85 Patton Road in Devens. The truck was on fire, and crews worked to extinguish the blaze. 

The driver of the vehicle was found dead inside the truck, Corcoran said. 

Officials said no one inside the building, home to the TaraVista Behavioral Health Care Center, was injured.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation by the State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office. 

NBC10 Boston reported Francis Sauvageau, CEO of TaraVista, said at a press conference on Wednesday that the truck crashed into the front of the building, hitting the unoccupied administration offices. No patient rooms were damaged.

A law enforcement source told NBC10 Boston the incident appears to have been a deliberate act and that a family member had been treated there in the past.

Corcoran said the identity of the vehicle occupant will not be released until family notifications are completed. 

This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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