Double Fatal Vehicle Fire

Massachusetts State Police Release — 12292014 — Double Fatal Vehicle Fire

At approximately 12:18 a.m. Massachusetts State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 495 southbound in Wrentham, prior to Exit 15. Two occupants of the motor vehicle have been pronounced deceased at the scene. A third has been transported to a hospital by medical helicopter.

Preliminary investigation by Troopers assigned to the Foxboro Barracks indicates that, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle struck a section of guardrail and became engulfed in flames.

The scene remains active, with the crash under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Norfolk County. The Wrentham Fire Department and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation also responded. The southbound side of Route 495 between Exits 15 and 16 remains closed.

No further information is being released at this time.

UPDATE 5:00 a.m.

All lanes of Route 495 SB in Wrentham were reopened just before 4 a.m. State Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash. Specific information about the victims is not being released at this time. The Office of Media Relations will provide updates later today, when appropriate.