State Police Investigating Route 2 Fatal Crash in Templeton

Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 05162018 – State Police Investigating Route 2 Fatal Crash in Templeton

This evening at about 6:40 p.m., State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 2 Westbound, at the Otter River Road bridge in Templeton that resulted in the death of the operator.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Michael Lucas indicates that a 56-year-old Orange man was traveling on Route 2 westbound in a 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup when, for reasons still under investigation, his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway before crashing into the Otter River Road Bridge.

The operator and sole occupant was transported to Heywood Hospital in Gardner where he was pronounced decease.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation.

State Police were assisted on scene by Templeton Fire and EMS, and Templeton Police.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.

There is no further information available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.