State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Route 24 South in Taunton
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Jeffrey Whitehead indicates that an adult female was operating a 2005 Nissan Altima on Route 24 South when she lost control of the vehicle striking the median guardrail on the left shoulder of the roadway. The Altima then traveled to the right and rolled over coming to rest in the breakdown lane. The adult female operator was ejected from the vehicle and she was not wearing a safety belt. The adult female operator sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was declared deceased at the scene. Her name is not being released pending proper family notification.
This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The Raynham Fire Department, the Taunton Fire Department and MassHighway assisted troopers at the scene.
Due to the investigation and vehicle recovery the right lane of Route 24 South is currently closed.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.