ATTLEBORO — The two drivers in a horrific crash on Interstate 95 that killed two people last weekend have been released from the hospital, and investigators have seized the “black box” from one of the vehicles as they continue their probe, officials said.
The drivers in the June 8 accident were identified in court records obtained by The Sun Chronicle as Sheena Londono, 32, of East Providence, and Janusz Homerda, 62, of Lawrenceville, N.J.
They both have been released from Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, according to a spokeswoman.
As part of the investigation, a state police accident reconstruction expert obtained a search warrant and seized the so-called “black box” from Londono’s vehicle, according to court records.
The device could contain data, including speed, airbag deployment and brake pressure, among other information that could help in determining the cause of the accident and whether charges should be filed.
The late-morning accident occurred north of the Route 123 interchange and involved a 2018 Toyota RAV 4 driven by Londono and a 2004 Ford Econoline van driven by Homerda and carrying a tour group headed to Boston.
A preliminary investigation revealed Londono was traveling north in the right travel lane when her vehicle crossed into the middle lane, where it struck the right side of the van, which was also traveling north, according to court records.
The two vehicles crossed over the median and crashed in the southbound lanes of I-95. There were 11 people in the van, which flipped and ejected all occupants.
The Ampol Inc. tour van was full of Polish and Polish-American tourists. Two Polish citizens, identified as Leslaw Mastej, 42, and Jaroslaw Nowak, 49, died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash.
No charges have yet been filed in the case, Lt. Tom Ryan, a state police spokesman, said Friday.
Ampol Inc. is a tour company based in Trenton, N.J., that caters primarily to the Polish and Polish-American communities.
The tour group ranged in age from 28 to 67. There were two other Polish citizens in the van and the rest were from New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York City, according to state police.
The accident is being investigated by state police accident reconstruction experts, troopers from the Foxboro barracks and state police assigned to the Bristol County district attorney’s office.