State Police Investigating Fatal Wrong-Way Crash in Plainville

At approximately 2 am today Massachusetts State Police at the Foxboro Barracks received reports of a wrong-way driver traveling north on Route 495 southbound in Plainville, between Exits 13 and 14.

Patrols immediately responded to the area. Upon arrival they found that the wrong-way vehicle had crashed into an oncoming vehicle.

The wrong-way operator is deceased as a result of the crash. The operator of the other vehicle has been transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

No further information about the victims or vehicles is available at this time.

The facts and circumstances of the crash, including where and why the wrong-way operator entered the southbound side of the highway, is under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

At this time the right and middle lanes are shut down to accommodate the crash investigation.

No further information is available as this time. The Media Relations Office evil release updates information when appropriate to do so. Please do not contact the Barracks for media inquiries