State Police investigating fatal crash in Somerset

A single-vehicle, rollover crash this morning on Route 195 in Somerset resulted in the death of the operator.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Ivo Luis indicates that a 65-year-old Pawtucket, R.I. woman was traveling on Route 195 Westbound in Somerset in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee when, for reasons still under investigation, she lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash in the median.  The operator was determined to be deceased at the scene.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, troopers assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

State Police were assisted on scene by Somerset Fire and EMS, Somerset Police, and MassDOT.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.