At 3:25 p.m. Sunday, February 21, Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to the State Police-Millbury Barracks responded to reports of a single-vehicle rollover on Route 146 northbound, north of Exit 3, in Uxbridge. The crash resulted in a fatality.
Preliminary investigation by Troopers from State Police-Millbury and the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section indicates that at 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound when, for reasons still under investigation, the driver lost control of the truck. The pickup truck exited the road’s western edge, struck a guardrail, and veered back across all travel lanes and struck a jersey barrier and guardrail on the eastern edge of the road. The impact sent the truck airborne and rolled over and down an embankment, coming to rest in shallow standing water.
The driver, who is not believed to have been wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and was determined to be deceased at the scene. He is identified as Robert Bilodeau 3rd, 31, of Bellingham. The passenger, a 35-year-old Millville man, was belted and was extricated from the truck by Uxbridge firefighters. He was transported to UMass-Lakeville Hospital with suspected serious injuries. Troopers confirmed there were no other occupants in the truck.
The crash remains under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Uxbridge Police and Fire Departments assisted Troopers at the scene. The scene was cleared at 6:58 p.m.