NEWS

Woman killed in Route 24 crash in Taunton

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

A woman was killed in a single-car crash on Route 24 South just before 7 this morning.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Jeffrey Whitehead indicates that a woman driving a 2005 Nissan Altima on Route 24 South just south of Route 44 (exit 13) in Taunton lost control of the vehicle and hit the median guardrail on the left shoulder of the roadway.

The Altima then traveled to the right and rolled over, coming to rest in the breakdown lane. The woman was ejected from the car.

She was not wearing a safety belt and was declared dead at the scene. Her name is not being released pending family notification.

The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section are investigating. The Raynham Fire Department, the Taunton Fire Department and MassHighway assisted troopers at the scene.

The right lane of Route 24 South was closed while the wreckage was removed.

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