Saturday, 12:19 PM
Motorist killed after car rams tree in Foxborough
By Brian R. Ballou, Globe Staff
FOXBOROUGH -- A man who led a state trooper on a high-speed chase this morning on Interstate 95 was killed when his car crashed into a large tree in a Foxborough. State Police said the man, whom they did not identify, tossed a handgun out his window shortly before the crash.
The chase started on the southbound lanes of I-95 in Sharon and ended in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Foxborough, State Police spokesman Eric Anderson said.
The sedan hit the tree in the front yard of a home on Oak Street. The crumpled car came to rest on it side, with two wheels off the ground as it leaned against the tree. The bumper came completely off the car and landed 30 feet from the crash, near the front door of a home here.
The driver, whose name is being withheld pending the notification of relatives, tossed a handgun out of his dark-green Ford Taurus on Oak Street, Anderson said.
A state trooper spotted the man driving at about 80 miles an hour near Exit 10 and tried unsuccessfully to get him to stop, Anderson said. The driver followed Exit 8 off the interstate and took a left turn on Oak Street, Anderson said. At a sharp curve, the suspect apparently lost control of the Taurus, veered across the street and onto into a lawn, hitting the tree.A State Police accident reconstruction team responded to the scene.