UPDATE: 01022017— The deceased victim from yesterday’s crash on Route 495 in Hopkinton has been identified as Todd Reed, 31 of Southbridge. No further information is currently available. Please do not call the barracks directly.
Massachusetts State Police Media Release — 01012017 — State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Hopkinton
At 9 a.m. this morning, troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Millbury responded to calls of a one-car crash on Route 495 northbound in Hopkinton. Trooper Brian Cannon arrived on scene and observed that a 2008 Chrysler Sebring had crashed and broken apart into numerous pieces.
The operator, a 30-year-old man, was trapped inside the front section of the vehicle with life-threatening injuries. The Hopkinton and Milton Fire Departments responded to the scene to extricate the driver from the wreck.
Troopers from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the Crime Scene Service Section responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. MassDOT assisted with cones and arrow boards during the investigation.
A medical helicopter was requested and upon arrival Route 495 northbound was shut down for approximately 12 minutes. The medical personnel were unable to stabilize the critically injured man for the flight and he was taken by ambulance to Milford Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The man’s identity is not being released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.
Initial investigation suggests that excessive speed was a factor in the crash.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks.