Raynham Woman Killed in Fiery Hit-and-Run Crash
WEST BRIDGEWATER — A Raynham woman has been killed in a fiery Monday night crash on Route 24 in West Bridgewater in which one of the drivers involved fled the scene.
State police said 46-year-old Erpharo Gilbert was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place at around 10:30 p.m. Monday on Route 24 north.
According to a preliminary state police investigation, a northbound Toyota Scion was changing lanes when it hit Gilbert's Honda Accord, which was also traveling northbound.
Due to the impact, the Honda flew into the median, hitting a concrete barrier and coming to a stop in the left travel lane.
The Toyota fled the scene, according to state police.
As the Honda was sitting in the left lane, a Ford pickup truck hit the rear of the car, resulting in a fire that engulfed Gilbert's vehicle.
State police said the West Bridgewater Fire Department put out the car fire, but Gilbert was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 23-year-old Brockton man who was driving the pickup truck was not injured.
All three northbound lanes of Route 24 were closed for around four hours on Monday night due to the crash.
State police are investigating the identity of the Toyota driver.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
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