State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Route 95 in Attleboro
Preliminary investigation by Trooper John Duggan indicates that the two vehicles, a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer and a 1993 Geo Prizm, were traveling southbound in the right travel lane. The Trailblazer was further south than the Prizm. The Trailblazer went off the road to the right, struck a guardrail, and re-entered the right travel lane, where it came to a stop. The Prizm then collided with the Trailblazer.
The Prism's driver, a 74-year-old Providence, R.I., man, suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was pronounced deceased a short time later. The victim's name is being withheld pending proper family notification. The Trailblazer's driver, Michael J. Casey, 25, of Cohasset, was not injured.
The investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the crash, including why the Trailblazer lost control and then came to a stop, is ongoing. That investigation is being conducted by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
State Police were also assisted at the scene by the Attleboro Fire and Rescue Department and the Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
The southbound side of Route 95 was closed for approximately 90 minutes to accommodate the emergency response and investigation. Southbound traffic was diverted onto Route 295 during that time.
No further information is available at this time.