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Massachusetts State Police: One man killed after crash during stopped traffic on Route 495



A man has been killed after a crash during stopped traffic on Route 495 on Thursday morning.

According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, at 7:00 a.m., Massachusetts State Police responded to a crash in Andover involving two commercial trucks that resulted in the death of one of the operators.

Preliminary investigation by Troopers from the State Police-Andover Barracks and MSP specialized units indicates that a waste services company truck carrying a roll-off dumpster was stopped in traffic in the right travel lane of Route 495 southbound, in the queue of traffic waiting to exit onto the ramp to Interstate 93. Simultaneously, a box truck was approaching the stopped traffic in the same lane. The box truck struck the rear of the truck carrying the dumpster.

The driver of the box truck, an adult male, was transported to Lawrence General Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Procopio stated that the name, age, and hometown of the victim are not being released at this time pending completion of next-of-kin notification.

The driver of the other truck, a 28-year-old Brockton man, appeared uninjured and refused medical attention. The truck carrying the dumpster is owned by Graham Waste Services of Brockton.

The crash is under investigation by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.

The two right travel lanes at the crash site were closed nearly an hour to accommodate the rescue response and investigation. The deceleration lane leading to the exit was closed from the time of the crash until 9:35 AM.

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