Police see fatal Mass. crash linked to RI hit-and-run


ATTLEBORO, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) - One person has died and two others were injured in a crash involving two vehicles in Attleboro.

When police responded late Saturday night, a passerby had put out a vehicle fire by using fire extinguishers from a nearby gas station. The two cars involved were a white 1996 Mitsubishi car and a gray 2012 Toyota Highlander.

According to police, a preliminary investigation shows that the Highlander was stopped at a red light at Mendon Road and was struck from behind by the Mitsubishi.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 37-year-old man, was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The car's passenger, a 40-year-old man, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. The driver of the Toyota Highlander, a 39-year-old woman, was taken to Pawtucket Memorial Hospital. Police said she was not seriously injured.

Their names have not been released.

Witnesses told police that the Mitsubishi had been involved in a hit and run accident in Pawtucket moments before the crash in Attleboro.

The crash remains under investigation.