Mansfield Fatal Crash Victims Identified
MANSFIELD — Two people who died in a fatal five-vehicle crash on Route 495 in Mansfield that injured two others and caused all southbound lanes to be closed for hours on Saturday morning have been identified.
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said 27-year-old Roland Roberge of Norton and 32-year-old Crystal Blake of Dorchester were killed in the crash, which took place just before 4 a.m. on Oct. 15.
State police said troopers responded to the crash early Saturday on I-495 South at the 29.8 mile marker in Mansfield, arriving to find three vehicles in the right breakdown lane and two in the center median.
According to state police, Blake was driving a gray Honda Civic and succumbed to her injuries at the scene, while Roberge had been driving a VW Passat and was also found to be dead at the scene.
Police closed all three southbound lanes for nearly four hours while the crash was investigated.
State police said a 44-year-old Brockton man and a 46-year-old Attleboro woman also sustained minor injuries in the crash.
Both were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton.
The last driver involved in the incident was a 19-year-old man from Cumberland, Rhode Island, who was not injured, police said.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.