A truck driver was killed overnight when two tractor-trailers crashed on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Hopkinton, State Police reported.
The two tractor-trailers were traveling near the Hopkinton-Westborough town line at about 11:19 p.m. when a cargo truck rear-ended a car carrier, police said. The cargo truck burst into flames and the driver was unable to escape. Police did not release the driver's name.
The operator of the car-carrier, Tyronne Gadsen, 44, of Charlotte, N.C. was not injured. Officials said the crash remains under investigation.
The crash forced the closure of the westbound lanes for three hours. The left lane of the westbound Mass. Pike opened at about 2 a.m., but other lanes remains closed into the morning rush.
-- Globe City & Region staff
This story was first reported in the Local News Updates blog.
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