Maine Man Killed In Single-Car Crash On Route 495 In Tewksbury

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — One person died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash along Route 495 in Tewksbury.

Massachusetts State Troopers responded to the crash on Route 495, north of Exit 38, at around 12:40 a.m. Sunday. Responding Troopers located the 2007 Mercury Mariner rolled over into the median.

State Police said the SUV’s lone occupant, an adult male from Maine, was transported by EMS to Lowell General Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Authorities said his identity is not being released at this time.

"We are investigating excessive speed as a potential contributing factor to the crash," MSP said. "Preliminary investigation indicates the driver, who was ejected, was not wearing a seatbelt."

The left and middle travel lanes at the crash site were closed for approximately two hours to accommodate the rescue response and investigation.

The crash remains under investigation by Troop A of the Massachushetts State Police, with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

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Written by Brit Smith

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