State Police called to a motor vehicle accident in Sterling ended up investigating a suspicious death.
State police were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Plainfield Road east of Church St. just shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
Upon arrival, officers located a motor vehicle that was involved a crash.
During the crash investigation, troopers and medical personnel determined that the injuries suffered by the driver did not coincide with the vehicle damage.
Troopers learned that the driver had sustained a chest injury unrelated to the crash. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation led Troopers to a second crime scene where a verbal dispute had taken place resulting in the operator's sustained injuries.
Troopers, along with detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime unit are investigating and collecting forensic and physical evidence.
The driver has been identified and the identity is being withheld, pending notification of the family. An autopsy will be performed on Tuesday by the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner
Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact State Police. All information will be kept in confidence