WESTFORD (CBS) – A man driving on Route 495 in the middle of the night was struck and killed by a wrong-way driver in Westford.
State Police said a woman driving a Nissan Rogue was traveling north on 495 south just after 2 a.m. when she crashed head-on into a Honda Civic near exit 32.
The Honda driver, 35-year-old Raming Medina Cabreja of Worcester, died at the scene. His death is an unimaginable loss, his family said, describing him as a creative soul. Cabreja worked as a fashion stylist.
“It hasn’t hit me yet. I’m feel like it’s not real,” said Alida Del Rosario, Cabreja’s cousin.
“The way the car looks – you can tell just how bad the accident was. It’s just heartbreaking,” she added.
The Nissan driver, a 45-year-old woman from Westford, was rushed to Lowell General Hospital, then flown by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she’s being treated for serious injuries.
Police have not released her name yet. They said it’s still not clear yet why the woman was driving in the wrong direction and no charges have been filed as of Friday night.
“That piece of mind, she just don’t have it yet. We saw on the news, the actual wreckage and that just took another spiral,” said Ruvin Rubiera, Cabreja’s sister.
The family says they will focus on healing and remember Cabreja as a natural born leader, a man full of style, a wonderful dancer, and the life of the party.
They have created a GoFundMe page to help raise money for his funeral expenses. To donate click here.