Randolph man dead after fiery crash on Route-24

WCVB Channel 5 captured this image of a scorched shell of a car on Route-24 in Avon.

AVON, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police said they’re investigating a deadly overnight crash that happened on Route 24 in Avon.

According to police, just before 2:30 a.m., Saturday morning, a Toyota Camry was traveling southbound when it rear-ended a freightliner.

They said the Camry then went into the median and caught fire.

First responders said they found 30-year-old Richard Maurice, of Randolph, in the Camry and removed him before it was engulfed in flames.

Responders said they attempted life-saving measures on Maurice on the scene. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton where he was later pronounced dead.

Officials identified the driver of the freightliner as a 44-year-old man from New Bedford who was reportedly hospitalized for minor injuries.

All three lanes of Route 24 in the area of the crash were closed for just over three hours to accommodate rescue response, investigation and crash reconstruction, authorities said.

The investigation into the crash remains ongoing.

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