UPDATE AND CORRECTION: State Police investigating serious crash in Attleboro

UPDATE: The 22-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Volvo C70 in last nights crash on Route 95 in Attleboro was pronounced deceased today at Rhode Island Hospital. She has been identified as Erica Hopkins of Pawtucket, R.I.

This crash remains under investigation. See below for original release.

CORRECTION: The location of the crash was reported in the original release as both Route 95 and Route 495. The correct location for the crash was on Route 95 Southbound, south of Exit 2, in Attleboro.


State Police investigating serious crash in Attleboro

September 14, 2019

A crash last night at about 11:00 p.m. on Route 95 in Attleboro resulted in serious injuries to two people.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Michael Best indicates that a 24-year-old Pawtucket, Rhode Island man was traveling on Route 495 Southbound in a 2009 Volvo C70 when, for reasons still under investigation, he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash in the roadway, coming to rest in the left and middle travel lanes.  The operator and his passenger, a 22-year-old woman, also from Pawtucket, ended up outside the vehicle after the crash.  A 2011 BMW 328xi operated by a 17-year-old was traveling southbound around this time and struck the Volvo.  The occupants of the Volvo were also then struck.  It is unclear at this time whether they were struck by the BMW or by their own vehicle when it was struck by the BMW.

The two occupants of the Volvo were both transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  The operator of the BMW was uninjured in the crash. 

The cause of this crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, Troop H detectives, and Troopers assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.  No charges have been filed at this time.

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