State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Route 95 in Wellesley
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Kevin O'Hara indicates that 76-year-old Charles P. Kachin of Hingham was operating a 2008 Toyota Yariss in the right lane of Route 95/128 South when he lost control of his vehicle. The Toyota traveled across all four southbound lanes and into the median. The Toyota then turned to the right, continued across the roadway striking the guardrail on the right shoulder of the road and continued against the guardrail until it crashed into the rear of a 2003 Mack Flatbed truck carrying lumber. The Toyota then spun into the roadway and came to rest facing north between the second and third lanes of Route 95/128 South. The 27-year-old operator of the Mack, Jeffrey D. Eccles of Waltham was outside the truck securing his vehicle's load when it was struck and he was uninjured. Kachin was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, but he was declared deceased at the scene.
This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The Wellesley Police Department, the Wellesley Fire Department and Mass Highway assisted troopers at the scene.
Due to the vehicle recovery and investigation only the left lane of Route 95/128 South was open for approximately 2.5 hours, at which time the third travel lane was opened. The two right lanes of Route 95/128 South remained closed for approximately 1/2 additional hour.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.