Man Killed in Fiery Crash on I-495 in Norton; 2 Others Injured

Massachusetts State Police have identified the victim as Jeffrey Tagger, 52, of Randolph

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One person is dead and two others are injured following a multi-car crash overnight on Interstate 495 in Norton, Massachusetts.

State police say two cars were involved in the crash around 2:33 a.m. Saturday on I-495 north, prior to Exit 27.

According to police, a preliminary investigation reveals that a Nissan Maxima was driving northbound, south of the Route 123 exit, when it struck the rear of a Toyota RAV 4 traveling ahead of it. The impact caused the Nissan to spin out of control, veering off the road to the right, rolling over and catching fire.

Norton firefighters extinguished the car blaze, after which crews found a man inside the Maxima who was declared dead. Police have identified him as 52-year-old Jeffrey Tagger, of Randolph.

The two people who were inside the RAV4, a 48-year-old and 34-year-old from Brockton, were taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries. According to police, after their vehicle was hit, the SUV swerved to the left and hit a guardrail.

Police initially said the crash occurred on the interstate in Mansfield but said Sunday it was Norton. The cause of the fatal wreck remains under investigation.

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