Beloved Halifax youth softball coach Thomas R. “TJ” Bauer, Jr., was struck and killed early Saturday morning while walking on Route I-495 near Plainville.
He is believed to have been walking north when he was struck by a Volvo SUV, just north of Exit 36B. The Volvo driver was not hurt.
Bauer’s vehicle was found parked in the highwa’s breakdown lane. Police have not said if they know why Bauer got out of his car.
Troopers responded to calls at 5:15 a.m. stating a pedestrian was down in the northbound roadway of Rote 495. In a statement released by the Foxborough Barracks of the State Police, two left lanes of Route I-495 were closed from the time of the crash until approximately 7:30 a.m.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, being conducted by the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.