Deadly weekend for Massachusetts rollover car accidents

At least three people died in weekend Massachusetts car accidents involving rollover crashes that ejected passengers.

On Sunday, a 23-year-old Brockton man was killed and five others seriously injured in a rollover crash on Route 24, the Enterprise News reported.

The Stoughton car accident occurred about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Police report that the driver lost control of the 2002 Jeep, which crossed onto the northbound side of the road and rolled over, ejecting three of the six passengers.

It was one of two fatal car accidents on Route 24 over the weekend. A 25-year-old East Bridgewater man was killed Saturday afternoon after his vehicle rolled over while attempting to exit onto Route 44.

A driver faces vehicular homicide charges after a Massachusetts car accident on Friday killed a 21-year-old man and sent seven others to the hospital. The 2 a.m. accident happened in I-95 in Norwood, according to the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

Troopers report a 22-year-old man was driving a 2001 Acura MDX in the left lane when the SUV struck a guardrail, veered across all three lanes, and came to rest about 100 feet into the woods on the right side of the road.

Seven North Shore men were in the Acura and all were transported to Norwood Hospital with serious injuries. The 21-year-old Lynn man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say alcohol and speed may have contributed to the accident.

The driver was charged with motor vehicle homicide while driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol causing serious injury, speeding and marked lane violations.

Massachusetts State Police continue to investigate the accident using state police analysis reconstruction section, crime scene services and the Medical Examiner’s Office. The Norwood Fire Department, Walpole Fire Department and the Department of Transportation were also called to the scene.

The right travel lanes of I-95 were closed to traffic during the investigation.

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