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FRAMINGHAM – The victim of Friday, December 24’s fatal crash on Route 495 in Hopkinton has been identified as Ryan Gaudet, 24, Framingham, announced Mass State Police this afternoon, Decemeber 28.

Gaudet was a corrections officers and a Framingham High graduate. A GoFundMe was established for him on Sunday.

Troopers assigned to State Police-Millbury responded to reports of a single vehicle crash on Route 495 southbound in Hopkinton early on Dec. 24.

Upon their arrival they located a 2004 Ford F250 that, for reasons still under investigation, left the roadway and crashed into the bridge abutment at the Fruit Street overpass on the right side of the highway.

The operator, a 24-year-old man from Framingham, was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

He was transported to UMass Worcester where he was pronounced deceased.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The right lane of Route 495 southbound was closed to facilitate crash reconstruction and cleanup.

The exact cause and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police along with the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, and Crime Scene Services Section.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.