One Man Killed in Massachusetts Car Crash

One Man Killed in Massachusetts Car CrashA Massachusetts man was killed on Monday, August 8, after he was involved in an accident on Interstate 95 in Attleboro in which he lost control and rolled his car near the Newport Avenue exit, the Sun Chronicle reports.

According to the news source, the 34-year-old man of Boston had to be rushed by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, where officials pronounced him dead on arrival. The man's name has not been released, as the family has not yet been notified.

The crash occurred at about 1 a.m. on August 8 midway between the Newport and South Avenue exits.

The victim was driving a 1997 Honda Accord, which received heavy amounts of damage and came to rest on its side, pinning the driver's side door shut with the top of the car resting on the guardrail, state police told the media outlet. The man was trapped in the car for almost an hour as emergency officials tried to extract him using two different cutting tools and various other equipment. Workers had to go about the extraction process without letting the car fall back over, preventing further damage to the driver, the news provider stated.

According to a local NBC affiliate, traffic was shut down in the two right lanes, as well as the breakdown lane, for nearly three hours as cleanup crews worked to clear debris from the road.

Massachusetts State trooper Nicholas Canavan, of the Foxboro barracks, is leading the crash investigation with aid provided by police accident reconstruction experts, the Chronicle stated.

Report of the crash prompted response from two fire engines, two ambulances and a ladder truck from the North Attleboro engine company.