UPDATED: State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Lakeville, Driver Identified

Massachusetts State Police Release — 04302017 — Updated: State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Lakeville, Driver Identified

The deceased is identified as Frederick Maxfield, 61, of East Freetown. The remaining facts and circumstances remain under investigation.

No further information is currently available. Please do not call the barracks for information.


Original release below:
Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 04292017 – State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Lakeville

Shortly after 6:00 p.m. this evening, State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 140 northbound in Lakeville which resulted in the death of the operator.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Brent Pereira indicates that a man was traveling on Route 140 northbound in a 2015 Ford Transit van when, for reasons still under investigation, he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to rollover and crash.  Following the crash, the vehicle caught fire and the operator and sole occupant was entrapped.  Several concerned motorists were able to free him and rendered emergency medical aid.

The operator was transported to Morton Hospital in Taunton where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.  His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

This crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section.  State Police were assisted on scene by Lakeville Fire and EMS, Freetown Police, and MassDOT.

There is no further information available at this time.