Driver dies following single-vehicle crash on I-495 in Mansfield

MANSFIELD, Mass. — A single-vehicle crash happened early Thursday morning that resulted in one fatality.

The Massachusetts State Police told Boston 25 News the accident happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. on I-495 southbound in Mansfield. When troopers arrived at the scene, they found a 2009 Lexus sedan that left the roadway and crashed into a nearby tree.

The driver, a 39-year-old man from Rumford, R.I., was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was dead at the scene. MSP confirmed no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

During the investigation, the left and middle lanes of Rt. 495 southbound were closed to facilitate crash reconstruction and cleanup but reopened at 7:30 a.m. when the scene cleared.

The exact cause and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police along with the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and the Troop H State Police Detective Unit.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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