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Rhode Island man dies in Massachusetts crash

December 22, 2019 GMT

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has died in Massachusetts following a single car crash early Sunday morning, according to state police.

The 54-year-old Providence resident was found by state troopers off Route 2 near Exit 29 in Fitchburg at around 5 a.m.

Police didn’t identify the driver or disclose the nature of his injuries. They said the man was transported to a hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead.

Police say their initial investigation suggests the van was traveling on Route 2 when it drove off the roadway and into a tree for unknown reasons.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and the man was the sole occupant of the van. Police say the investigation is ongoing.