WESTON, MA : 1 dead in 2 vehicle crash on Massachusetts Turnpike ramp on Monday, 25th January 2021
One person died in a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer on a Massachusetts Turnpike exit ramp in Weston early Monday morning, state police said.
The car was heading east on the Pike at about 1:45 a.m. when the driver took the Exit 123 ramp, according to an emailed statement from state police.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the car straddled both lanes of the ramp and struck the right rear of the tractor-trailer with its driver’s side front, going partially under the truck.
Both vehicles traveled a short distance together before the car broke free. The truck stopped in the left lane and the car came to rest in the right lane, according to state police.
The male driver of the car was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The truck driver was not hurt.
No names were released but the car driver was a 30-year-old Ashland man, police said. The truck driver was a 39-year-old Frankfort, New York, man.
The cause remains under investigation.