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A Rhode Island man was killed after his car veered off Interstate 495 in Mansfield and crashed into a tree early Thursday morning, State Police said in a statement.

Troopers were called to mile marker 33 on the southbound side of the interstate at 5:30 a.m. where they found a 2009 Lexus sedan that had struck a tree in the median, State Police said.

The driver, a 39-year-old man from Rumford, R.I., was the only person in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, State Police said. No other vehicles were involved. The victim’s name has not been released.


The left and middle lanes of I-495 were closed while investigators and cleanup crews were on scene, State Police said. The area was cleared about 7:30 a.m.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, State Police said.

Nick Stoico can be reached at nick.stoico@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @NickStoico.