A 60-year-old Brockton woman died after being involved in a single motor vehicle accident on Route 24 South in Stoughton early Monday evening, according to the Massachusetts State Police.
At 5:50 p.m. on Monday, troopers assigned to the State Police Milton Barracks responded to a report of a single motor vehicle crash on Route 24 South in Stoughton at the off-ramp to Route 139.
The woman, indentified by State Police as Najmah Al-Mumeet, was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
According to State Police, preliminary investigation indicates that Al-Mumeet was driving southbound on Route 24 when, for reasons still under investigation, she lost control of her 2005 Cadillac STS sedan.
Evidence, police say, indicates the car rode along the metal guardrail for approximately 100 feet before crossing all three travel lanes in a southwest direction, went off the road, and crossed the grass infield at Exit 20A (Route 139). The Cadillac then crossed the on-ramp and entered the wood line, where it hit a small group of trees.
Al-Mumeet, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was removed by EMS and transported to Good Samaritan.
The facts and circumstances of the crash, including why the operator lost control of the vehicle, remain under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
Information from a Massachusetts State Police press release was used in this report.