Truck driver injured in early morning I-93 crash; truck fell from highway to Leverett Circle ramp
A Boston Globe delivery truck driver was injured after his truck was hit by an allegedly intoxicated driver on Interstate 93 early this morning, sending the truck over a guardrail onto an exit ramp nearly 40 feet below, authorities said.
The crash was reported at 3:13 a.m. this morning near Leverett Circle. The truck was traveling north on Interstate 93 when it was struck and pushed over the guardrail, landing on the Exit 26 ramp going south, State Police said.
The driver, 35-year-old Paul Healy Jr. of Brockton, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, State Police said.
The truck was hit by a 2006 Cadillac sedan. The driver of the Cadillac, Vivencia Bellegarde was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and marked lane violations, State Police said.
The truck fell about 40 feet, the state Department of Transportation said.
Bellegarde has amassed a five-page driving record since she first received her license in August 2006, including a prior conviction of operating under the influence of alcohol stemming from her arrest in Lincoln in September 2011, according to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Bellegarde, 25, of Everett is to be arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court, State Police said.
The Exit 26 ramp was closed for an extended period of time this morning as authorities cleaned up the wreckage. It reopened around 7 a.m., officials said.Jasper can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @Jasper_Craven