HomeState Police are investigating fatal car accidents across the state

State Police are investigating fatal car accidents across the state


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Three people have been killed in accidents in Lancaster, Mansfield and Medford, according to state police.

State Police are investigating a series of fatal car crashes over the past few days across Massachusetts.

The accidents are unrelated, and have occurred in different parts of the state.

California woman dies in Lancaster

Troops responded on Monday at approximately 10:35 a.m. to the crash of a northbound I-190 in Lancaster, According to the statement.

Officials say two vehicles were involved in the collision. One of the drivers, a 63-year-old woman from Pasadena, California, died before the soldiers arrived, according to the statement.

In the other vehicle, authorities said the occupants of the vehicle were injured and taken to a local hospital.

Northbound I-190 has been closed for approximately 90 minutes while the investigation and scene cleanup.

The incident is still under investigation by the state police. Soldiers at the scene were assisted by Lancaster Fire and EMS, the Medical Examiner’s Office, and MassDOT.

Rhode Island man dies in Mansfield accident

On Monday, state police identified the victim of the fatal I-495 crash Thursday of a southbound I-495 in Mansfield, as Valdemiro Teixeira, 39, of Romford, Rhode Island, According to the statement.

Troops responded Thursday at 5:30 a.m. to reports of a single car crash near mile 33 in Mansfield.

Police found a 2009 Lexus sedan that left the road and crashed into a tree, according to the statement.

“The only occupant of the vehicle was declared dead by paramedics at the scene,” the police said.

According to officials, no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The left and center aisles of the southbound I-495 have been closed for investigation and cleaning until 7:30 a.m., according to the statement.

Malden’s man dies in Medford accident

Troops, along with Medford Police and Fire, responded on Sunday at approximately 12:25 p.m. to reports of a single car crash on Mystic Street near Fulbright Street in Medford, According to the statement.

Soldiers found a 2008 Toyota Prius that left the road and crashed into a tree, officials said.

The driver, Arton Dutra Moraes, 47, of Malden, was taken to a Boston-area hospital where he died of his injuries, according to the statement.

According to officials, no other cars were involved in the accident.

Police said the lanes were closed at the scene until 3 p.m. for investigation and cleaning.

The cause and circumstances of the accident are still under investigation by the State Police.