State Police Investigate Fatal Crash Route 195 Eastbound in Marion

Massachusetts State Police Media Release—01062017— State Police Investigate Fatal Crash Route 195 Eastbound in Marion

This morning at approximately 7:00 a.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Bourne responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash that resulted in the death of the driver.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Shawn Harris indicates that a 2014 Hyundai Velost was traveling eastbound when, for reasons still under investigation, the operator and sole occupant, Robert Xifaras, 55 from Mattapoisett, lost control of the vehicle and veered left into the median and rolled over.

The driver was determined to be deceased at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section.

State Police were assisted on scene by Marion Fire, EMS and police, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and MA DOT.

The left travel lane was closed for approximately 3 hours to accommodate the investigation.

There is no further information available for release at this time. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.

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