At 9:15 pm on Friday, July 29, 2005, The Holden Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident, involving a car and a gasoline tractor trailer unit, near the intersection of Doyle Road and Brattle Street.
Both vehicles were on fire upon the arrival of fire apparatus.
There were two teenage male occupants trapped in the car, that were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the tractor was not injured.
Holden Fire responded with 3 engines and a rescue truck, with a total of 18 firefighters.
Worcester Fire Department responded with two engines to the scene, and West Boylston Fire Department provided coverage for the Town, at Holden Fire Headquarters.
No fire department personnel were injured.
Shortly after arrival the driver of the tanker truck reported that the tank was empty. Several houses in the immediate area were evacuated as a precaution with one occupant being assisted by ambulance personnel.
The fire was extinguished shortly after the arrival of fire department. Mutual aid was released by 1am.
The Holden Fire Department remained on scene until 6am, while the Holden Police and the Mass State police investigated.