MANSFIELD — A rollover crash on Interstate 95 North early Sunday morning fatally injured the driver of the vehicle and seriously injured its passenger, state police said.
Troopers assigned to the Foxboro barracks responded to the rollover about 2:45 a.m. after getting numerous 911 calls. The accident occurred in the area of Exit 6A in Mansfield.
Upon arrival, troopers found the 2015 Infiniti Q40 on the highway median.
“Preliminary information” revealed it was operated by a 25-year-old Brockton man. Both he and his passenger, a 27-year-old man, were ejected in the crash.
The driver was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital where he died. The passenger was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries, police said.
No other information on the accident was available.
Meanwhile, the Mansfield Fire Department posted on Facebook a public plea for seat belt use in response to the fatal.
“Statewide within the last two weeks there have been multiple fatalities on the highways,” the post stated. “A few of the accidents have had people ejected from the vehicles. This can be avoided by being vigilant with seat belt use.
“There is no excuse for not wearing seat belts. Cars in the last 10 years have increased in safety by leaps and bounds but in order for the systems to work it is essential for the occupants to be seat belted in. Remember to drive safe, drive sober, and wear your seat belts this holiday season!”
The crash remains under investigation by troopers assigned to State Police Foxboro, State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and State Police Troop H Detectives.
Troopers were assisted on scene by Mansfield Fire & EMS and MassDOT.