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Massachusetts State Police release name of victim in fatal fiery multi-vehicle crash on Route 24, that injured another



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Massachusetts State Police are investigating an overnight crash between a Toyota Camry and a tractor-trailer on Route 24 that resulted in the death of the car’s driver.

According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, preliminary investigation indicates that at 2:24 a.m. the 2020 Camry was traveling in the middle lane on Route 24 southbound when it rear-ended a 2018 Freightliner. Post-impact, the Camry went off the road into the median and caught on fire, while the tractor-trailer veered to the right and struck the guardrail.

The Camry’s driver, 30-year-old Richard Maurice of Randolph, was extricated from the car before it became engulfed in flames. Troopers, Avon Firefighters, and paramedics performed attempted life-saving measures on Maurice on scene. He was then transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, where he was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 44-year-old New Bedford man, sustained minor injuries and was also transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan.

The crash remains under investigation by the State Police-Milton Barracks, State Police Troop H Detective Unit, State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

All three southbound lanes of Route 24 in the area of the crash were closed for just over three hours to accommodate the rescue response, investigation, and crash reconstruction.

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