Overnight crash in Attleboro leaves one dead and others injured
Attleboro Police tell NBC 10 that one man died and two others were seriously injured following an overnight crash in Attleboro. According to a police report obtained by NBC 10, Police and Fire crews responded to Washington Street and Mendon Road at 10:35 p.m. Saturday evening. The vehicle was initially on fire, but extinguished after a good Samaritan used fire extinguishers from a nearby gas station to kill the blaze. Witnesses say they saw a Toyota Highlander stopped at a red light when a Mitsubishi convertible struck the Toyota from behind. Police also interviewed witnesses who say the same Mitsubishi was also involved in a Pawtucket hit-and-run shortly before this accident. The identity of the 37-year-old male who was killed as a result of the crash has not yet been released. A 39-year-old female who was driving the Toyota Highlander was transported to Pawtucket Memorial Hospital where her condition is not known, but not believed to be seriously injured. The 37-year-old male who was driving the Mitsubishi was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 40-year-old male, also in the Mitsubishi was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for serious injuries. His condition is also unknown. Several other occupants were treated and released at the scene of the accident. The accident remains under investigation by Attleboro Police, The Massachusetts State Police and the Bristol County District Attorney's office.