A few hours later, and about a mile to the west, a second killing occurred at the wide intersection of May Street and Chandler Street near the main entrance to Worcester State University campus.
There, shortly after midnight Wednesday morning, Worcester Police reportedly found an unresponsive 54-year-old victim, who was later identified as Devalter Marini Rocha of Framingham.
Rocha was also rushed to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
According to a preliminary investigation, police say that a 23-year-old driver initially steered a 2011 Toyota Camry into a parked vehicle, then drove on a sidewalk, where his vehicle ran over a flower box and a street sign.
The perpetrator then reportedly swerved back into the street, crossed over the centerline, and killed Rocha on the opposite side of the street, before striking another unoccupied parked car and finally coming to rest on the front lawn of Worcester State University.
Police are pursuing charges against this driver, and the investigation is ongoing.