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Man killed in head-on crash in Wrentham identified

A man was killed, and another driver seriously injured, in a head-on collision in Wrentham Tuesday night, State Police said.

Scott Santangelo, 50, of Assonet, was identified Wednesday night as the victim, according to State Police.

He pronounced dead at the scene of Tuesday’s crash.

At approximately 7:25 p.m., troopers responded to Route 1 southbound. A preliminary investigation found that a 2009 Toyota Tacoma, driven by Santangelo, and a 2017 Nissan Rogue were involved in a head-on crash, State Police said.

The Nissan’s driver was flown to Rhode Island Hospital in a helicopter that landed at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, according to the statement.


Troopers temporarily shut down three lanes of Route 1 and urged drivers to avoid the area as they investigated, according to the department’s Twitter.

A cause has not been determined, and the investigation remains ongoing, the statement said.

The scene was cleared at 10 p.m., and all lanes have been reopened, State Police said.

Christine Mui can be reached at christine.mui@globe.com.