August 13, 2009 – Adam Palmer, 22 from Mendon, Massachusetts, has died from personal injuries sustained in a car accident near exit 16 on Route 495 North in Wrentham. Palmer was a passenger in a car driven by Joseph M. Mele, 22 also from Mendon.
At around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Mele’s vehicle apparently collided with the guard rail causing the car to rollover into the median. Subsequent to the rollover, the car burst into flames. According the police, Palmer was trapped inside the vehicle and unfortunately passed away. Mele was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and treated for serious injuries.
The accident is still under investigation by the police.