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Single Vehicle Crash in Mansfield Kills Taunton Man

A car accident killed a Massachusetts man last Tuesday evening around 10pm. According to police, the 62-year-old Taunton resident was driving a 2004 Honda CRV on Route 495 when he lost control of the vehicle and veered into the media strip. The Honda reportedly rolled over, ejecting the driver, who was later taken by ambulance to Attleboro’s Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the rollover accident.

Following the fatal car crash, the left lane of Route 495 was closed for about two hours. Police say there were no other vehicles involved in the accident, but it’s unclear what caused it. The accident reconstruction team is working to uncover a cause. Alcohol and speed are often factors in motor vehicle accidents, so they will be probing the scene of the accident to see if those may be causes.

Here in Massachusetts, the minimum fine for speeding is $50. If the driver exceeds the speed limit by more than 10 mph, they may be subject to a fine of an additional $10 per mph over the speed limit.

Source: Taunton man killed in rollover crash in Mansfield, Taunton Gazette, November 3, 2010
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