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Updated: Foxborough Resident Killed in Fatal Car Accident Reported in Easton

The single car-crash took place on Foundry Street in Easton Saturday night.

Easton and Massachusetts State Police are investigating a reported fatal motor vehicle accident that took place on Foundry Street/Rte. 106 Saturday night. 

Easton police and Massachusetts State Police said the accident took place at 285 Foundry St.

The victim is currently identified as 76-year-old Frederick L Haarer Jr. of 16 Richard Street Foxborough. The incident remains under investigation.

Just prior to the accident police received a call reporting an erratic operator on Route 106. 

Moments later, the crash was reported via numerous 911 calls. An Easton Police investigation revealed that the vehicle traveled off the road and hit the guardrail.

The vehicle then reentered the road, crossing both lanes and struck a utility pole. The pole was knocked down and the vehicle came to rest against a large tree.

Easton Fire and Rescue responded the scene, used the jaws of life to extricate the victim and  the operator of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene by regional medical director Dr. Crowly.

The operator is believed to have a medical history, which is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.

The roadway was shut down for a brief period and the utility pole was replaced.

Pat Larkin December 02, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Sorry to hear about Fred's tragic passing. Fred drove bus with us for many years here in Foxboro. Condolences to his family.
Kim Haarer Hovey December 02, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Thank you Pat. He will be deeply missed.
Tammy Sprott December 02, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Rest in Peace, Fred. My heart goes out to your family. Love you Julie!
Deborah Fogel-Perrone December 02, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Your whole family is in my prayers. Such a horrible tragedy and near the holiday makes it that much more of one. Anything, and I mean anything I can do I will. Love you Freddie, Julie, Donna, Kathy, and Kim.
LaShon Kaiser Sams December 03, 2012 at 12:30 AM
So sorry to hear of this horrible tragedy. Prayers for the Haarer family.

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