Massachusetts State Police Media Release-04072014-State Police Investigate a Fatal Crash Route 495 in Middleboro
This evening at approximately 6:10 p.m., troopers from the Middleboro Barracks responded to a single vehicle crash on route 495 northbound at mile marker 15, prior to exit 6, in Middleboro.
Preliminary reports indicate that a 2004 Jeep Wrangler was travelling northbound, when, for reasons still unclear, the 40 year old operator from Mansfield, lost control of his car and rolled over several times coming to rest in the right travel lane.
The male operator was transported to Morton Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The right travel lane of route 495 northbound was closed until 7:50 p.m. to allow for rescue operations, investigation and clean up.
The facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police, State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services. Troopers were assisted at the scene by MassDOT and Mansfield Fire and EMS.
The name of the operator will not be released this evening pending the notification of next of kin.
We have no further information at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.
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