1 dead after 3-car crash in Medfield, police investigating cause

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MEDFIELD, Mass. – Route 109 in Medfield was closed down for several hours after a deadly car crash Tuesday.

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. and involved three vehicles.

Police Chief Bob Meaney told Boston 25 News two officers had a vehicle stopped on Route 109 when a Jeep passed them at a high rate of speed nearly hitting them.

Seconds later, those officers heard noise of a crash less than half a mile away.

“That car was certainly involved in the crash whether it caused it I really wouldn’t want to make a statement in that right now," Meaney said.

Witnesses say the crash happened at a crest in the road, and the Jeep rolled several times before sliding a short distance upside down. That driver was taken to the hospital.

“We heard it first and the car went flying by on its side or on its roof," one neighbor told Boston 25 News. “He was going at such a rate of speed I could barely see it.” 

Two other vehicles involved were also heavily damaged. The driver of one of those vehicles, a male identified as 31-year-old James Tobia of Falmouth, was killed in the crash and the other driver, a female, was taken to the hospital.

There were no passengers in any of the vehicles, police said.

This is a breaking story. We’ll provide the latest details on Boston 25 News as they become available.

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