State Police cruiser involved in Route 24 crash near Stoughton line

The Massachusetts State Police reported another motor vehicle accident on Route 24 in the Stoughton area Tuesday afternoon, but this time it was one of its own cruisers that was involved in the crash, rear-ended by another car.

According to a press release from the MSP, “a Massachusetts State Police Cruiser was struck from behind [by] another vehicle on Route 24 southbound.”

The accident, reported around 4 p.m., took place in Randolph by exit 20, near the Stoughton line.

“The cruiser was operating in the middle lane when it was struck from behind by another passenger car. The cruiser is reported to have sustained heavy damage,” The MSP release states.

“The trooper operating the cruiser has not been reported to be injured at this time. EMS has been dispatched to check on the condition of the other vehicle involved in the crash.”

The MSP said it will release more information when it becomes available.

This is the latest in a string of recent accidents on Route 24, two of which have been fatal.

Two people were killed in a three-car crash in West Bridgewater around 4 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

This double fatal crash came less than three days after Angel Pina, a 12-year-old Norton girl, was killed in a single car rollover on Route 24 northbound on the Stoughton/Avon line on July 12.