Wareham Man Killed in Freetown Rollover Crash
UPDATE: State Police have identified the victim as 34-year-old Joshua A. Golbranson.
FREETOWN — A rollover crash earlier today claimed the life of a Wareham man while sending a woman and child to the hospital.
At approximately 4:58 p.m., troopers from the State Police Dartmouth Barracks responded to reports of a rollover crash on Route 24 southbound near the 12.4 mile-marker in Freetown.
Upon arrival, troopers located a 2003 Ford Escape that, for reasons still under investigation, had left the travel lane off the right side of the highway and rolled over, ejecting two adult occupants. There were three occupants of the vehicle.
The driver, a 34-year-old woman from Taunton sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital. A 34-year-old man from Wareham, who was a passenger, was determined to be deceased on scene, as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The third occupant, a 13-year-old female juvenile, was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital to be evaluated, with no visible injuries.
State Police say the identification of the deceased passenger will be released tomorrow, pending notification of next of kin.
During the crash investigation and follow-up reconstruction, the right travel lane was closed.
The remaining facts and circumstances remain under investigation by troopers assigned to the State Police Dartmouth Barracks. Troop D Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Freetown Fire and EMS Departments, Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MA DOT) all assisted on scene.
No further information is available at this time.
— Massachusetts State Police