A young woman from Mattapoisett has died of injuries she sustained in a crash earlier this month, Massachusetts State Police announced today.

Just after 3 p.m. on February 5, troopers assigned to State Police-Bourne responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 195 Westbound at mile marker 36.6 in Marion. They found a 2017 Nissan Murano that had been involved in a serious crash with the operator, identified as Brooke Sweet, 20, of Mattapoisett, suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Police say a preliminary investigation shows Sweet lost control and struck a guardrail to the left side of the roadway. She was transported by ambulance to Tobey Hospital and later transported by MedFlight to Beth Israel Hospital. She later succumbed to her injuries.

No other vehicles were involved and Sweet was the sole occupant of the Nissan. Troopers are investigating whether excessive speed was a possible factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police along with the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section. Marion Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.

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