UPDATE–State Police Investigating Fatalities on Roads in Attleboro, North Attleborough

UPDATE #1

Massachusetts State Police Troopers continue to investigate two fatalities that occurred on Interstate 95 in Attleboro and North Attleborough in separate incidents.

At 9:45 p.m., State Police-Foxboro received a 911 call reporting a pedestrian down in the roadway on I-95 southbound at Exit 1 in Attleboro. First responders arrived on scene and located, in the middle travel lane, an adult male with severe injuries consistent with striking the pavement after being struck by a vehicle. Attleboro EMS determined the victim to be deceased on-scene. State Police detectives identified the victim as a 50-year-old male. Efforts to locate and notify the victim’s next-of-kin were ongoing, and thus his name is not being released at this time.

The vehicle that struck the victim was not on-scene when first responders arrived and has not yet been identified. Additionally, troopers located no disabled or unattended vehicles in the area. The investigation into the fatality is ongoing and is being led by the State Police Detective Unit for Bristol County with the assistance of Massachusetts State Police Troop H and the State Police Collison Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section.

At 10:01 p.m., State Police-Foxboro received several 911 calls reporting that a vehicle on I-95 northbound, north of Exit 5 in North Attleborough, had veered off the road and into the wood line. Troopers, North Attleborough Firefighters and EMS, and North Attleborough Police responded and located a 2005 Toyota RAV 4 sport utility rolled over into the woods. Preliminary investigation indicates that the RAV 4, for reasons still under investigation, initially veered off the left edge of the road. The operator apparently tried to correct the vehicle’s direction and re-entered the roadway, but the RAV 4 slid across all travel lanes, went off the right side of the road, and rolled over. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The operator and sole occupant, a 19-year-old Attleboro man, was determined to be deceased at the scene. His name will be released in a subsequent update.

The facts and circumstances of that crash, including what caused the driver to go off the road, remain under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Bristol County.

No further information is available at this time.

(Please note that last night’s release listed both incidents as occurring in Attleboro. Upon receiving further information, it has been determined that the second fatality, the car into the woods, actually occurred in North Attleborough, near the Attleboro line.)

ORIGINAL RELEASE, Posted Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

Preliminary on Ongoing Incidents in Attleboro

This is a preliminary report. These are developing incidents. 

Troopers from multiple Massachusetts State Police units have responded to two separate scenes on Interstate 95 in Attleboro, one northbound and the other southbound, both occurring in close proximity of time. Preliminary information indicates both incidents have resulted in fatalities. 

At this point it is not known if there is any connection between the incidents. 

At approximately 9:45 p.m.Troopers responded to I-95 southbound near Exit 1 for a body in the roadway. Responding units determined that the victim, a male, is deceased. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a motor vehicle which did not remain at the scene.  No vehicle was located the scene. 

At roughly the same time, a motor vehicle traveling northbound on I-95 went off the roadway near Exit 5 and rolled over into the woods. An occupant in that vehicle is deceased. 

At both locations, the scenes have been secured and are being processed. The southbound side is shut down in the area of Exit 1. The northbound incident has the right lane closed near Exit 5. 

The investigation into the facts and circumstances of both incidents are being investigated by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Bristol County. 

No further information is being released at this time.