By MyFM's Rick Michaels - State Police continue to investigate the cause of a fatal accident on Route 495 in Franklin, that claimed the life of an Ashland woman. According to the preliminary investigation, 27-year old Emily Smith of Ashland was driving at a high rate of speed when for reasons still under investigation her vehicle veered into the middle lane and struck another vehicle causing Smith to lose control of her vehicle, going off the right side of the road, rolling over and crashing. State Police say Smith was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred on Route 495 Northbound, between Exits 16 and 17 just after eight o’clock Friday night. Franklin Fire and EMS assisted at the scene, the driver and two passengers in the other vehicle, were not injured.