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Police Identify Man Killed in Rollover Crash in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Police have identified the man killed on a crash overnight in Springfield.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around midnight Wednesday, police responded to a report of a one car accident near the corner of Page Boulevard and St. James Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found a green Volvo SUV flipped on it’s roof, but it was unoccupied.

About ten minutes later, Delaney explains that police got another call saying there was a disturbance at the Baystate Medical Center emergency department.

“When officers arrived they were greeted by several subjects, one who admitted to bringing his friend to the emergency room that was just involved in an accident at St. James Avenue and Page Blvd.,” Delaney says.

That person, 21-year-old Dwayne Borbua of Springfield, was pronounced dead a short time later.

“The friend that brought Borbua to the hospital stated that he was following his friend to a location, did not see the accident but came across his friends car that was flipped over and put his in his car and drove him to the hospital,” Delaney explains.

Investigators also reportedly found illegal narcotics in the car and at the scene of the crash. It’s not yet known if Borbua was alone in the car.

The crash remains under investigation.

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  • 32 MuddyPaws

    Perhaps if the friend hadn’t dragged him out of the vehicle and taken matters into his own hands, the young man would have survived his injuries. I hope that thought never crosses his friend’s mind.

    • Nyrebel9

      Agreed! Unless the car is on fire, you never move a car accident victim. You can cause paralysis, excess bleeding, organ damage etc. I’m sorry the young man died.

  • Maria Albelo

    U cant move a person when they injure from car accident a bone can be broken inside n can puncture a vital organ in their body or might can have a broke neck bone U CANT MOVE THEM call 911 The paramedics would know what could it be wrong.I feel sorry for his friend He thougt he was doing the best to save his friends life.My condolences to the family…

    • alexsis

      I cant believe this r.I.p. dwayne andbalso laylay

  • Guest123456

    It would have probably gone better had he been left at the scene and 911 was called. It’s sounds like the friend did not want the authorities to know about the illegal narcotics found in the vehicle. Condolences to his friends and family.

    • That Guy 1

      I doubt the friend was even thinking about it. An instinct to try and save his friend probably just kicked in and he did what he could. For all we know, his friend was in such bad shape that he felt waiting for an ambulance would surely kill him. Who knows?

      • johnson

        I agree 100% when your put in a situation you think fast, so people shouldn’t put their should’ve could’ve.

      • CeeWood

        I agree people should not lay that kind of guilt on the person who clearly was trying to be helpful – if it were about hiding something they would have tried to clean the scene I hope the life savers that comment on this are as cool under pressure as their words are to pass judgment

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  • White_girl

    R.i.p Dwayne my nephew will know his daddy! Rest easy brother in law!

    • Reema

      I would like to know my little cuz too.Dwayne is my blood…Its sad but we gotta b strong.

  • Yamila Huertas

    I wish he goes to hospital to have a lot treatment and x-Ray I wish he life to go hospital the young boy.

  • Reema

    R.I.P Cuz!!!!! Love U So Much!!!!

  • http://thecarcrashdetective.blogspot.com Mike Dettective

    What a shame. Single vehicle collisions make up half of the annual auto deaths in the US, and they’re usually due to speeding. People, please drive carefully. I blog about these tragedies too often in my line of work.