State Police Statement on Abandoned Vehicle

Massachusetts State Police Media Release — 06072015  — State Police Statement on Abandoned Vehicle

Shortly before 3:30 a.m. today, Massachusetts state troopers responded to a report of a vehicle in the median strip of Route 495 in Foxboro. We were notified by a representative of the OnStar on-board navigation system that the operator of the vehicle reported hitting a deer. Troopers found the vehicle, a 2011 Mercedes Maybach, abandoned in the median strip with damage to its front end. Whoever had been driving it was no longer at the scene.  Investigation indicates the Mercedes is registered to Brandon Spikes. No deer was located.

A short time later troopers responded to a report of a 2009 Nissan Murano on Route 495 northbound, in the same area as the abandoned car, whose occupants reported they had been rear-ended by another vehicle that they did not see. All three occupants of that vehicle — a 51-year-old man, a 32-year-old woman, and a 12-year-old boy, all of Billerica — were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

At this point no charges have been filed against anyone, but the investigation into both reported incidents– including who was driving the Mercedes and what car struck the Murano — is ongoing. The investigation will seek to determine whether there is any connection between the reported incidents. No connection has yet been definitively established.

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