ATTLEBORO — The Massachusetts State Police said Tuesday that a Providence man who was seriously injured in a two-car crash on Route 95 in the early morning hours has died.
The police did not release the name of the individual, but said he was 74 and from Providence. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he died.
The state police said that the accident happened at 5:18 a.m. in the southbound lanes south of exit 2.
The name will be released, a Massachusetts State Police spokesman said, four hours after the family has been notified to give them time to notify extended family. He said the media relations office was trying to determine when the clock started on the four-hour wait.
The other driver, a resident of Cohasset, Mass., was not hurt, the police said.
Officers shut down the southbound lanes for about 90 minutes.
The Massachusetts State Police identified the 74-year-old man who was killed in a two-car crash on Route 95 in Attleboro early Tuesday as Wilfred Gilbault of Providence.
Gilbault died at Rhode Island Hospital after being transported from the crash scene south of Exit 4 around 5:30 Tuesday morning.
The police said their preliminary investigation showed that Gilbault was driving south in a Geo Prizm when a Chevrolet Trailblazer, traveling ahead of him bounced off a right guard rail, reentered the travel lane and came to stop. Gilbault’s car then collided with the Trailblazer.
The Trailblazer’s driver, Michael J. Casey, 25, of Cohasset, was not injured.
The accident forced police to shut down southbound traffic on Route 95 for about 90 minutes, and to divert traffic onto Route 295.