Defendant Connected to Easton Double Fatality Held Without Bail

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
May 17​, 2019​​​​​

Sheri Vazquez was ordered held without bail pending the result of a dangerousness hearing during his arraignment this afternoon in Taunton District Court.

A dangerousness hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 at 11 .m. in Taunton District Court.

Massachusetts State Police, Easton Police, West Bridgewater Police and prosecutors from this office continue to actively investigating a fatal crash, which occurred Thursday evening on Route 138 in Easton.

At 6:18 pm, Easton Police responded to the intersection of Route 138 and Purchase Street for a two-car motor vehicle crash.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that a Dodge Journey being operated by Sheri Vazquez, 33, of Easton, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 138 when her vehicle collided with a Hyundai Elantra that was attempting to turn onto Purchase Street.

The second vehicle’s two occupants, John Masefield, 79, and Virginia Masefield, 77, have both died as a result of the collision.  The married couple were from East Bridgewater.

After the collision, Sheri Vazquez, who was the sole occupant of the Dodge Journey, exited her vehicle and ran from the scene.  She was arrested a short time later just over the town line in West Bridgewater.

The defendant was arraigned today on charges of leaving the scene–death resulting, two counts of motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.  More charges could be lodged as the investigation continued.

The arraignment was handled by Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Letourneau.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications