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Massachusetts State Police Troopers investigating fatal crash between car and tractor-trailer



Photo courtesy of Weston Fire Department

Massachusetts State Police Troopers are investigating a serious crash that claimed the life of a driver.

According to Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police, at approximately 1:52 a.m. today Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to the State Police-Weston Barracks responded to crash involving a car and a tractor trailer on the ramp from the Massachusetts Turnpike eastbound at Exit 123 (former Exit 14) in Weston.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2002 Toyota Camry being operated by a 30-year-old Ashland man was traveling eastbound on the Turnpike and entered the exit ramp. While on the ramp the Camry straddled both lanes of the ramp, according to the preliminary investigation.

At the same time a 2019 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling in the same direction in left lane of the exit. The Toyota struck right rear of the trailer with its driver’s side front, partially under riding the trailer. The tractor-trailer and Toyota continued to travel a short distance together before the Toyota broke free of the trailer. The truck stopped in the left lane and the Toyota came to rest in the right lane just beyond it.

The male operator of the Toyota, the vehicle’s lone occupant, was removed from the vehicle by Weston Firefighters and transported to Newton-Wellesley Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The operator of the tractor-trailer, a 39-year-old man from Frankfort, N.Y., was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.

The ramp to Exit 123 was closed from the time of the crash until approximately 4:15 a.m. to accommodate the rescue response and crash investigation.

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