Victim Identified from Franklin Fatal Crash

The victim from last nights fatal crash has been identified as Emily Smith, 27 of Ashland. The crash remains under investigation by Troop H.


A rollover crash at 8:05 p.m. Friday on Route 495 in Franklin resulted in the death of a woman.

Fatal Crash in Franklin Under Investigation

After striking the Toyota the Subaru went out of control and went off the right side of the road, causing it to roll over and crash.  The female driver and sole occupant was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and determined to be deceased at the scene. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Joseph Durning indicates that a woman was traveling on Route 495 Northbound between Exit 16 and 17 in a 2011 Subaru Forester. The Subaru was in the right travel lane traveling at a high rate of speed when, for reasons still under investigation, it veered into the middle travel lane where it struck a 2016 Toyota RAV4.

The driver and two passengers of the Toyota were uninjured.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and the Troop H Detective Unit.

State Police were assisted on scene by Franklin Fire and EMS and MassDOT.