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David Willis, 46, killed after his SUV rear-ends another SUV on I-495 in Franklin, Massachusetts
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the state police, and the Franklin Fire Department and Massachusetts Department of Transportation assisted at the scene. According to police, it appeared speed was a contributing factor in the crash.
David Willis of Middleborough was driving a 2014 Honda CRV at a high rate of speed in the northbound lanes of I-495 in Franklin, MA when his vehicle struck the rear of a 2005 Jeep Wrangler while changing lanes. Willis's vehicle then went off the road, crashed into a rocky abutment and rolled over. The Honda driver was brought to Milford Hospital, where he died. The driver of the Jeep, William Leahy, 49 of Bennington, New Hampshire, wasn’t injured. Speed was a factor in the accident.