2 killed in crash involving 5 vehicles on Route 495

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In full disclosure, here’s a press release from Mass State Police.

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MANSFIELD – At approximately 4 a.m. today, October 15, Massachusetts State Troopers responded to calls of an accident involving five vehicles that resulted in the deaths of two of the drivers.

The crash happened on Route 495 south at the 29.8-mile marker in Mansfield, causing all southbound traffic lanes to close.

When soldiers arrived at the scene, they discovered three vehicles in the right recovery lane and two vehicles in the center median.

One of the vehicles was a gray Honda Civic driven by a 32-year-old Dorchester woman who died of her injuries at the scene.

A 27-year-old man from Norton was driving a VW Passat and was also determined to have died at the scene.

Their identities are not being disclosed as next of kin notifications are pending.

A 44-year-old man from Brockton and a 46-year-old woman from Attleboro suffered minor injuries in the crash and were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton. The final operator, a 19-year-old man from Cumberland, Rhode Island, suffered no injuries.

The crash is being investigated by the Massachusetts State Police H Troop, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the Scene Services Section of State Police Crime and State Police Commercial Vehicle Law Enforcement Section.

The three traffic lanes on the site of the accident were closed for almost 4 hours to allow the intervention of the emergency services and the investigation. All vehicles were towed off the scene when investigators were finished.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. No other information is published at this time.

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