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Name released of popular Massachusetts coach killed in pedestrian crash on Route 495



A Massachusetts man that was killed in a morning highway pedestrian crash is being remembered

According to Massachusetts State Police, at 5:15 a.m. on October 8th, Massachusetts State Troopers responded to calls of a pedestrian down in the roadway of Route 495 northbound, just north of exit 36B in Plainville. The person struck was determined to be deceased.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 41-year-old Halifax man was walking north in the northbound lanes when he was struck by a Volvo SUV. The driver of the Volvo was not injured.

A short distance from the scene of the crash a vehicle was discovered unoccupied in the breakdown lane. That vehicle was registered to the pedestrian.

Family and friends have stated that T.J. Bauer was the victim in the crash.

T.J. coached several sports including girls’ softball where his daughter was on the team.

He has been described as one of the funniest people you could meet, but also cared deeply for those close to him. Especially his two children.

T.J.’s family created a GoFundMe fundraiser to help with expenses concerning his two children as he was a single dad. The page has raised over $18,000 as of this writing.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. That investigation is being conducted by the State Police-Foxborough Barracks, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

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