Police: Heavy snowfall likely caused crash that killed New Bedford man

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FREETOWN, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after a New Bedford man was killed in a crash Friday morning.

Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to Route 140 in Freetown around 7:30 a.m. for reports of a single-car crash.

Police said when they arrived on scene, they found a vehicle that had left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

The driver, identified by police as 45-year-old Jason Saccocia, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 Police believe heavy snowfall during the morning commute caused the crash, though it remains under investigation.

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