State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Hopkinton


At 6:06 a.m. today Massachusetts State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 495 northbound in Hopkinton. The crash resulted in the death of a New Hampshire man.

Preliminary investigation by troopers assigned to the Millbury Barracks indicate that a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta operated by Marcel E. Masse, 53, of Lancaster, N.H., struck the rear of a 2000 Volvo truck operated by a 56-year-old Norton man. The impact of the crash, which occurred in the right travel lane, entrapped the operator of the Jetta.

Mr. Masse was extricated from by the Hopkinton Fire Department and transported to Framingham Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The truck was traveling at a relatively slow speed when it was struck from behind, according to the preliminary investigation. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

The right lane and breakdown lane at the crash scene were closed until approximately 10:25 a.m.

No further information is being released at this time.