In full transparency, the following is a press release from Mass State Police.
MANSFIELD – Around 4 a.m. today, October 15, Massachusetts State Troopers responded to calls of a crash involving five vehicles and which resulted in the death of two of the drivers.
The crash took place on Rout 495 South at the 29.8 mile marker in Mansfield, causing the closure of all southbound travel lanes.
When Troopers arrived on scene they discovered three vehicles in the right breakdown lane and two vehicles in the center median.
One of the vehicles was a gray Honda Civic operated by a 32-year-old Dorchester woman who succumbed to her injuries on scene.
A 27-year-old Norton man was operating a VW Passat and was also determined to be deceased on scene.
Their identities are not being released as next-of-kin notifications are ongoing.
A 44-year-old man from Brockton and a 46-year-old woman from Attleboro sustained minor injuries from the crash and were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton. The final operator, 19 year old man from Cumberland, Rhode Island, sustained no injuries.
The crash is under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.
All three travel lanes at the crash site were closed nearly 4 hours to accommodate the rescue response and investigation. All vehicles were towed from the scene when investigators were finished.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. No further information is being released at this time.