Route 495 near exit 13 in Mansfield has been closed for hours after a fatal car accident. Massachusetts State Police responded to a single car crash around 6:20 Saturday night. Many 9-1-1 callers described a single car leaving the roadway and crashing into the trees.
Witnesses say the injuries were serious and some were performing CPR on one of the passengers.
A medical helicopter was brought to the scene to transport one of the passengers to Brigham and Women's hospital with life threatening injuries. 495 was shut down to allow the helicopter to land. The other two passengers were brought to Sturdy hospital, where one died. The other is reported to have non-life threatening injuries.
As of 10:45 P.M. the right and breakdown lanes are closed for crash investigation and clean-up.