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Driver Killed In Overnight Crash In Hanson

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Police shut down the area near the crash scene Monday morning.

Police shut down the area near the crash scene Monday morning.

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HANSON (CBS) – A driver was killed in a crash in Hanson early Monday morning.

Police say 59-year-old Alexander Afienko Jr. of Halifax, was going west on Route 27 just before 1 a.m. when his car slammed into a post and rail fence and a large tree.

He died at the scene.

It’s still not clear what caused the crash.

Police say the car left the pavement prior to the accident and there were no road marks, skids, or debris.

Investigators believe Afienko may have gradually drifted off the road before the collision.

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