Mass. State Police investigate fiery fatal crash in Lakeville

Aftermath of a fiery scene along Route 140 Northbound in Lakeville, Massachusetts Saturday evening in which one person was killed in a single vehicle accident according to Massachusetts State Police. (Photo NBC10)

Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fiery fatal crash along Route 140 in Lakeville Saturday evening.

Shortly after 6:00 p.m. State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 140 northbound in Lakeville which resulted in the death of the operator.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Brent Pereira indicates that a man was traveling on Route 140 northbound in a 2015 Ford Transit van when, for reasons still under investigation, he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to rollover and crash.

Following the crash, the vehicle caught fire and the operator and sole occupant was entrapped. Several concerned motorists were able to free him and rendered emergency medical aid.

The operator, identified as 61-year-old Frederick Maxfield of East Freetown, Massachusetts was transported to Morton Hospital in Taunton where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.

This crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section. State Police were assisted on scene by Lakeville Fire and EMS, Freetown Police, and MassDOT.

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