State Police Probe Fatal Rt. 24 Crash and Mattress on Roadway
Sunday night Massachusetts State Police found a fatal crash after removing a mattress from the northbound lanes of Rt. 24 in Randolph, but it's not clear at this time if the two events are related.
At approximately 8:20 p.m., troopers from the State Police Milton Barracks received reports of a mattress in the roadway and a vehicle off the road just north of Exit 20.
According to a release, troopers responded and removed a mattress from the highway. They subsequently found a sedan that had gone off the roadway and struck a tree. The driver, who was the only occupant, was determined deceased at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver is a male estimated to be in his mid-30s. As of early Monday, police said that information about the man's identity was still pending.
State police said the area is still under active investigation and that crash reconstruction is underway. They said it's unclear at this time if the mattress on the roadway was a contributing factor to the crash.
The remaining facts and circumstances remain under investigation by troopers assigned to the State Police Milton Barracks, Troop H Headquarters, State Police Detective Unit assigned to Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), and State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS). Randolph Fire & EMS and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.