Man dies in single-vehicle crash on I-495 in Lawrence

An elderly man died after crashing a sport utility vehicle on Interstate 495 in Lawrence Monday afternoon, State Police said.

Troopers responded to report of a single-vehicle crash involving a Honda CRV at 1:26 p.m., State Police said in a statement. It appeared that the man was alone and headed northbound when he lost control of the SUV and struck a guardrail south of exit 46, State Police said.

The man was taken to Lawrence General Hospital and pronounced dead. State Police have not released his identity pending family notification.

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Troopers are investigating, including whether a medical event could have led to the driver losing control of the vehicle.

Two travel lanes were closed for about 20 minutes while troopers investigated the scene.

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