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David Willis, 46, killed after his SUV rear-ends another SUV on I-495 in Franklin, Massachusetts

Modified Date: 
Sun, 06/23/2019 - 8:50am
Accident Date: 
Friday, December 26, 2014

Man dies after crash off I-495 in Franklin

Troopers say the man from Middleborough crashed Friday afternoon in Franklin and later died at Milford Hospital. His name hasn’t been released yet.

Middleboro man dies following car crash on I-495 in Franklin

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.

State Police Investigate Fatal Crash In Franklin

The cause of the crash remains under investigation but Sgt. Daniel O’Sullivan says the initial investigation indicates speed was a factor.

Franklin accident victim identified by state police

State police on Saturday night identified the man who was killed in a rollover accident Friday on Interstate 495 as David Willis, 46, of Middleboro.

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. 

 

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
William Leahy
David Willis
Roadway: 
I-495
Area: 
Boston, MA

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