Massachusetts State Police and the Norfolk District Attorney’s office are asking For the Public’s Assistance
Massachusetts State Police and the Norfolk District Attorney’s office are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for the mattress found in the northbound roadway of Rt. 24 in Randolph last night connected to the investigation into the fatal crash that occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m.
Police are investigating whether the presence of the mattress in the roadway, or action to avoid that obstruction, caused the 2009 Nissan Maxima being driven by Stefon Thomas, 32, of Brockton, to crash.
“The first call to 911 indicating the presence of a mattress in the roadway came minutes before the crash, but that caller did not see how the mattress got there,” District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said. “We would be interested in anyone who might have seen a mattress dislodge from a vehicle in that area last night, or to speak to the person who lost the mattress they were transporting.”
Police would also ask anyone who might have given away or sold a mattress on Craigslist or other method to be in contact with police. “Most stores may be closed because of COVID-19, but there may still be private transactions taking place,” Morrissey said. “If you sold or gave away a mattress on Sunday to someone who might have been taking that road, please let police know.”
Law enforcement urges anyone with information on the case to call the Massachusetts State Police Milton Barracks at, 617-698-5840.