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MANSFIELD — State police Wednesday identified the man killed in a single-car accident earlier this week on Interstate 95 as Eric Lemont Ansley, 25, of Brockton.

He was ejected from the car he was driving about 2:45 a.m. Sunday when it went off the northbound side of the highway near I-495 and rolled over in the median, according to state police.

He died at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

A passenger in the car, a 27-year-old man from the Mattapan section of Boston, was also ejected and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence with serious injuries. No update on his condition was available, according to a state police spokesman.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by state police at the Foxboro barracks, state police accident reconstruction experts and state police detectives assigned to the Bristol County district attorney’s office.

The fatal accident prompted the Mansfield Fire Department to issue a plea for people to use their seat belts, noting that several recent highway accidents resulted in death after the victims were ejected from vehicles.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

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