State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Route 495 in Norton
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Joseph Durning indicates that a 2004 Nissan Maxima sedan and a 2003 Infinity G35 coupe were both travelling in close proximity at a high rate of speed on Route 495 South in Norton when the two vehicles lost control nearly simultaneously. The Nissan, operated by 27-year-old Juliano DaSilva of Brockton, exited the road to the right, rolled over and collided with several trees before coming to rest in the woods. The Infinity, operated by 21-year-old Patrick Brandao of Brockton, also exited the road to the right and collided with several trees before coming to rest in the woods. The front seat passenger of the Nissan, 25-year-old Eduardo Dias of Hyde Park, sustained serious injuries and was declared deceased at the scene. DaSilva sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital. The rear seat passenger of the Nissan, 27-year-old Luiz Dias of Hyde Park, sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Morton Hospital. Brandao, who was not wearing a safety belt, received minor injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital. The two passengers of the Infinity, 25-year-old Johnathan Alves of Brockton and 20-year-old Wilson Fernandes of Brockton, were both not wearing safety belts and were transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital for minor injuries.
This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the Bristol County State Police Detective Unit, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The Norton Fire Department, Mansfield Fire Department, MassHighway, and The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner assisted Troopers on scene.
Due to the crash investigation and vehicle removal, the middle lane of Route 495 South was closed for approximately 2½ hours, and the right lane was closed for approximately 7 hours.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.