Mass. man killed, Providence woman injured in Route 495 crash

A Massachusetts man died and a Providence woman was among three people injured in a crash involving six vehicles Sunday night on Route 495, Plainville, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Tony Q. Dang, 39, of Randolph, Mass., was killed in the crash, according to a police news release.

Among the other drivers involved in the accident was Maria Costa, 28, of Providence, who was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Mass., with non-life threatening injures, the police said.  She had no passengers in the vehicle.

The crash happened on the southbound side of Route 495, south of exit 14 in Plainville, Mass. Shortly before the crash, Massachusetts troopers were responding to reports of a vehicle traveling the wrong way on  Route 495 south between exits 13 and 14, according to a news release Monday morning.

Route 495 south was closed in the area for several hours.

How the crash happened was not immediately available. An accident reconstruction team was on scene Sunday night.

Abraham E. Reay, 31 of Attleboro, driving another car, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence with non-life threatening injuries, according to the police, while his passenger, Stacy D. Reay, 38, of Attleboro, was not injured.

Another motorist, Christine J. Nolder, 45, of Bridgewater, Mass, was not injured. Passenger Nancy A. Hanley, 51 of Bridgewater also was not injured, the police said.

Driver Justin T. Daniels, 24, of Dudley, Mass., was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no passengers.

Darrell R. Ramos, 30 , of New Bedford, Mass., drove another car and was not injured, according to the police.

Driver Brian Paulsen,  54, of Monument Beach, Mass., was not injured.

Source: Providence Journal