FREETOWN, Mass. (WPRI) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating a crash that claimed a man’s life overnight.

The preliminary investigation showed the driver was heading northbound on Route 24 in Freetown just after 3 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree, according to police.

The driver, a 49-year-old man from Fall River, was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said he was the only person inside the car at the time of the crash.

The scene was cleared by about 5 a.m.