Two people killed in a five car crash on I-495 in Mansfield

MANSFIELD, Mass. — An investigation is underway after a five-vehicle crash left two people dead and two others injured early Saturday morning in Mansfield, Massachusetts State Police said.

A 27-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were pronounced dead on the scene after being involved in a multi-vehicle crash just before 4 a.m.

According to state police, both victims were driving their own vehicles when the crash occurred at the 29.8-mile marker along Route 495 in Mansfield.

When Troopers arrived on the scene they discovered three vehicles in the right breakdown lane and two vehicles in the center median.

One of the vehicles was a gray Honda Civic operated by a 32-year-old Dorchester woman who had succumbed to her injuries and a 27-year-old Norton man, operating a VW Passat, who was also determined to be deceased on scene. Their identities are not being released as next-of-kin, police said.

A 44-year-old man from Brockton and a 46-year-old woman from Attleboro sustained minor injuries from the crash and were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. The fifth operator, a 19-year-old man from Cumberland, Rhode Island, sustained no injuries.

All three southbound travel lanes were closed for nearly 4 hours due to investigation and cleanup efforts.

There is no additional information at this time. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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

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