Father, son killed in Mendon crash that sent car into pond:

A man and his son are dead after the car they were traveling in crashed with another vehicle and ended up in a pond in central Massachusetts, according to authorities.The Worcester County District Attorney’s Office said the crash happened at about 10:30 pm Friday on Uxbridge Road, also known as Route 16, in Mendon.The collision happened near Alicante Restaurant & Lounge and one of the vehicles involved then crashed into Nipmuc Pond. The two occupants of that vehicle did not survive, the DA’s Office said. “A car went into the lake and people were in the car, and we could not figure out how it happened,” said Calvin Crocker, who lives across the street from Alicante Restaurant & Lounge.Authorities confirmed the two victims were father and son, but their identities are not being released at this time because family members who are outside the country have yet to be notified.NewsCenter 5 has learned the victims were both employees of Alicante Restaurant & Lounge. The father was the restaurant’s chef, while Friday was his son’s first day on the job.Witnesses said fellow Alicante employees came outside and dove into Nipmuc Pond in an attempt to help rescue their co-workers from the water.The DA’s Office did not provide any information about the second vehicle involved in the crash, but NewsCenter 5’s cameras spotted a large truck that was carrying cars parked in the middle of the road at the crash scene late Friday night. That truck remained at the scene until about 4:45 am Saturday.There is no word on whether the driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash will be facing any charges.NewsCenter 5 has learned the truck driver was transported to Milford Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.The crash is being investigated by Mendon police, state police and state police detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.Alicante Restaurant & Lounge was closed on Saturday out of respect for the two employees who died, but reopened at noon on Sunday for Mother’s Day.

A man and his son are dead after the car they were traveling in crashed with another vehicle and ended up in a pond in central Massachusetts, according to authorities.

The Worcester County District Attorney’s Office said the crash happened at about 10:30 pm Friday on Uxbridge Road, also known as Route 16, in Mendon.

The collision happened near Alicante Restaurant & Lounge and one of the vehicles involved then crashed into Nipmuc Pond. The two occupants of that vehicle did not survive, the DA’s Office said.

“A car went into the lake and people were in the car, and we could not figure out how it happened,” said Calvin Crocker, who lives across the street from Alicante Restaurant & Lounge.

Authorities confirmed the two victims were father and son, but their identities are not being released at this time because family members who are outside the country have yet to be notified.

NewsCenter 5 has learned the victims were both employees of Alicante Restaurant & Lounge. The father was the restaurant’s chef, while Friday was the son’s first day on the job.

Witnesses said fellow Alicante employees came outside and dove into Nipmuc Pond in an attempt to help rescue their co-workers from the water.

The DA’s Office did not provide any information about the second vehicle involved in the crash, but NewsCenter 5’s cameras spotted a large truck that was carrying cars parked in the middle of the road at the crash scene late Friday night. That truck remained at the scene until about 4:45 am Saturday.

There is no word on whether the driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash will be facing any charges.

NewsCenter 5 has learned the truck driver was transported to Milford Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The crash is being investigated by Mendon police, state police and state police detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.

Alicante Restaurant & Lounge was closed on Saturday out of respect for the two employees who died, but reopened at noon on Sunday for Mother’s Day.

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