Freetown Traffic Fatal

Massachusetts State Police are confirming that a 16-year-old passenger in one of three vehicles involved in a Route 24 Northbound accident last night died at the scene. 


Because of the age of the victim, MA State Police are not releasing his name. 


The accident happened around 8:40pm Thursday Night, after a 2008 Mazda 5 hatchback with five people inside was north bound on Route 24,  prior to exit 10, when the driver swerved to the left to avoid a deer in the roadway.


A northbound Audi in the left lane observed debris from the first accident; it breaked and came to a stop in the left lane. 


A third vehicle saw the same debris and the two other vehicles; the driver applied emergency breaks but hit the ejected passenger in the left travel lane and also hit the second vehicle. 


Two women in the Mazda were from Taunton, with their ages listed as 38 and 21; they were taken to Rhode Island Hospital with minor injuries. 


Two other passengers in the Mazda, a pair of girls ages and 11 and 4, were taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital. 


The driver of the Audi was not injured, while the driver of the Saturn was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital.