State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Franklin on Route 495

Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 05062017 – State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Franklin on Route 495

This morning at about 5:15 am, State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 495 northbound in Franklin which resulted in the death of the operator.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Brian Soares indicates that a 2011 Toyota was traveling on Route 495 northbound when, for reasons still under investigation, the operator, a 24-year-old male from Providence, RI lost control of the vehicle and struck an arrow board causing the vehicle to rollover into the median.

The operator was determined deceased at the scene.  His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

This crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  State Police were assisted on scene by Franklin Fire and EMS, and MassDOT.

There is no further information available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.

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