LAKEVILLE — Massachusetts State Police have identified the victim in a fatal accident in Lakeville Saturday.

Around 6 p.m., police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 140 northbound in Lakeville.

The investigation indicates that 61-year-old Frederick Maxfield of East Freetown was traveling on 140 north in a 2015 Ford Transit van when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over and crash. The vehicle caught fire and Maxfield became trapped inside the van. Several motorists were able to free Maxfield from the vehicle.

He was transported to Morton Hospital in Taunton where he was pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation.


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