Massachusetts

1 killed in crash on I-495 near Raynham-Bridgewater line

The name of the victim has not been released

One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 in Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon.

State police said they responded to a report of a crash around 3:18 p.m. on I-495 south prior to Route 24 near the Raynham-Bridgewater line. Preliminary investigation showed that a single-vehicle had gone off the highway and into the tree line and crashed. Smoke was emanating from the vehicle when emergency officials arrived at the scene.

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The passenger of the vehicle, identified as 74-year-old Lana Testa, of Mashpee, was declared dead at the scene, according to MSP.

Authorities say the driver, a 79-year-old man from Mashpee, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The right travel lane was closed for several hours as a result of the investigation, reopening just before 7:30 p.m.

No further details were immediately available.

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