MA Man Jeff Grassette ID’d As Victim In Friday Mansfield Fatal Crash Involving FedEx Truck

BRISTOL COUNTY, MA. (THECOUNT) — Jeffrey Grassette, of Ludlow, Massachusetts, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Friday morning vehicle crash involving a FedEx truck in Bristol County.

Grassette, 22, was killed when his vehicle collided with a FedEx truck Friday morning near Mansfield.

According to reports, Grassette was operating a Mazda 6i on Route 32 in Mansfield, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 9:30 a.m. Friday. The vehicle then came into head-on contact with a FedEx truck, operated by 50-year-old Peter Laumark.

Grassette was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Laumark was not injured during the incident.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the crash is asked to contact TFC Hickey at Troop C at (860) 896-3200 ext. 8008.


Geo quick facts: Bristol County is a county in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 548,285. The county seat is Taunton. Some governmental functions are performed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, others by the county, and others by local towns and cities – Wikipedia.

MA Flight Instructor, Sydney Miti & Student Pilot Julian Lattermann ID’d As Victims In Saturday Mansfield Airport Double-Fatal Plane Crash

MANSFIELD, MA. (THECOUNT) — The two victims killed in a plane crash in Mansfield, MA, on Saturday afternoon have been identified as pilot, Sydney Miti, of Waltham, and his student, Julian Lattermann of Dover, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Miti, 31, was oppearing a small plane serving as flight instructor with his 18-year-old student, when for unknown reasons, the aircraft crashed and caught fire after 2:00 p.m. at Mansfield Municipal Airport on Saturday.

The doomed plane apparently departed from Norwood Airport before crashing near Mansfield Municipal Airport, located on Fruit Street, in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Mass State Police via Twitter:

At about 12:36 p.m. today, a small plane crashed and caught fire at #Mansfield Airport. @MansfieldFireMA on scene and working on fire suppression. There are believed to be occupants onboard, but unknown number and condition at this time. Further information to follow.

Police later confirmed that the two individuals were involved had died from the injuries they suffered in the crash and resulting fire. Boston25News reported Saturday evening.

The plane was owned and operated by Horizon Aviation of Norwood.

No mayday call was made, and first responders said the pair were found dead on arrival.

The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Saturday afternoon that they would be investigating the incident, saying they would be sending someone to look into the crash as early as Sunday morning.


Geo quick facts: Mansfield is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the town population is 23,184. Mansfield is in the south-southwest suburbs of Boston and is also close to Providence, Rhode Island. The village of Mansfield Center is located in the town – Wikipedia.

Staggering 1 Million Go Dark During Brutal Nor’easter Storm

At least 900,000 customers in the Northeast are without electricity Thursday after being hit with a powerful storm.

The massive storm, which followed another devastating storm last week, pelted the area with heavy snow, ice and strong winds, downing power lines and leaving precarious road conditions.

The nor’easter may drop several more inches of snow in Massachusetts and northern New England into Thursday afternoon, but largely the storm did its worst Wednesday, leaving about 900,000 customers without power along the East Coast from Virginia to Maine. Continue reading

Lisa Germain Named As Framingham Nurse Killed In MA Hit-And-Run – Driver Sought

Police in East Brookfield, MA., are seeking the driver of an SUV who struck and killed Lisa Germain, of Worcester, Sunday night as she walked to her vehicle. The hit-and-run occurred in the center of town on Rt. 9, police say.

Germain, 54, was transported from the scene to Harrington Hospital in Southbridge where she was later pronounced dead.

At about 6 p.m. Sunday night, police received a 9-1-1 call from patrons across the street at the bar Germain had just left. When officers arrived, they found her on the ground near her own vehicle with what are described as “blunt trauma injuries.” “Wasn’t a real solid hit, may have been a grazing type of hit. She did strike her own vehicle which she was coming up to at the time, caused a large dent on her vehicle,” explained Lt. Gregoire. Continue reading

Lowell Family Wants Answers After Father Killed In Hit-And-Run Jet Ski Crash

The family of a Lawrence, Massachusetts man, killed in a hit-and-run jet ski crash, are seeking answers in his tragic death.

Juan Arroyo-Ortiz, 39, was operating the watercraft on Merrimack River in Lowell Fourth when he apparently collided with another rider. The father of four was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other rider left the scene.

Authorities are seeking help from anyone who may have witnessed the fatal collision. As of today, no one has come forward.

Ortiz’s family pleaded for answers as they remembered him as a loving husband and father.

“You guys took a human being from us, a father, a son, a partner, a friend,” said Ortiz’s brother-in-law Miguel Fernandez (pictured below.) “You guys left us with pain and a lot of questions.” Continue reading

Unprecedented: Boston Students Cut Class, Take To Streets In Massive Self-Organized Protest

A massive crowd of Boston high school students are roaming the streets on their way to the Boston Common and the Massachusetts State House in an unprecedented citywide walkout.

Students say they are demanding the city rescind a property tax break awarded to General Electric and they want government to cease all budget cuts.

boston student walkout

The Boston Public School District (BPS) is facing a budget deficit ranging from anywhere between $10 and $50 million for 2016 Continue reading

Trump Jet Makes Emergency Landing, Makes Event Anyway

Even though Donald Trump‘s private jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Nashville Wednesday afternoon after the pilot reported engine problems, the presidential candidate still managed to show up at his overflowing event in Little Rock, AR.

Trump’s Boeing 757 landed safely in Nashville at 4:40 p.m., the FAA said, who is reportedly investigating the incident.

trump speech Barton Coliseum

The event however started an hour and a half late forcing arena staff to replay the lead-in music numerous times. Trump finally made his way to the stage, delivering his full hour-long speech.

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Tyga: I Facetimed Girl 14 To Hear Her Sing

Tyga is responding to claims he Facetimed 14-year-old aspiring singer and model, Molly O’Malia, saying he did so, to hear her sing.

O’Malia held a press conference yesterday in response to reports that she and the rapper were involved in a “relationship.”

Tyga Molly OMalia facetime

O’Malia claimed that Tyga sent her “uncomfortable” messages, and that she continued conversation with him with hopes that his motivations were about her music. Continue reading

Jimmy Fallon Rushed To Hospital After Jagermeister Induced Fall

Jimmy Fallon has again landed in the hospital, this time after a nasty fall during an award ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge on Saturday.

Witness said the Tonight Show host was drinking heavily when he suddenly tripped and went down hard. In a grainy Instagram video of the incident, Fallon appears to have again injured his hand, however, the exact nature of his injury has not yet been revealed. One thing is for sure, the injury was bad enough that he needed to be rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital.

jimmy fallon injured again

According to an onlooker, “It was all part of the celebration in the street and some random girl kneeled down in front of him abruptly as he was turning around and he tripped over her because he didn’t see her.” Continue reading

MIT Engineer: If You’re Taking A Shower You’re Doing It All Wrong

MIT Chemical engineer graduate, Dave Whitlock says you can forget taking showers to stay clean and to prove it, he’s skipped them for 12 years.

Whitlock says, If you really want to stay clean, instead of jumping in the drink, spray live bacteria on your skin.

Dave Whitlock

In fact, what Whitlock does believe is healthy is restoring good bacteria to our skin that our ancestors enjoyed long ago — bacteria that’s been slowly stripped away by excessive cleaning. Continue reading