Troopers Enter Water for Occupants of Submerged Vehicle

At approximately 4:20 a.m. Massachusetts State Troopers from several Troop H barracks responded to a rollover crash on Route 95 northbound at the University Avenue exit in Dedham that resulted in a fatality. The second occupant of the vehicle sustained serious injuries.

The Toyota RAV4 rolled over into a flooded gully on the infield between the roadway and the ramp and came to rest upside down in several feet of water. Multiple responding Troopers entered the water and extricated both victims, both of them males, from the completely submerged vehicle. Troopers performed emergency medical aid in an attempt to save the lives of the victims.

The passenger was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The driver was also transported. No update on his condition is available at this time. No further information about the victims is being released at this time.

The facts and circumstances of the crash, including what caused the vehicle to go off the road, remain under investigation by patrols and detectives from Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Westwood Firefighters.

Updates will be provided when available and appropriate.