Man killed after being struck by SUV on highway in Plainville

Massachusetts State Police. (WLNE)

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (WLNE) — A man was killed after being struck by an SUV on the highway in Plainville early Saturday morning.

According to Massachusetts State Police, they responded to calls just after 5 a.m. of a pedestrian down on the of Route 495 northbound, just north of exit 36B in Plainville.

The 41-year-old man, from Halifax, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation showed that the man was walking north in the northbound lanes when he was hit by a Volvo SUV, state police said. The driver of the Volvo was not injured.

A short distance from where the crash happened, troopers found a car that was registered to the man in the breakdown lane.

The two left lanes of Route 495 north were closed until 7:30 a.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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