Update 12 p.m.: The fatality in this morning’s fiery crash on the Zakim Bridge was a cab driver, WCVB reported.
The report said Malden Taxi confirmed one of their employees was killed, but the driver’s name has not been released.
A second lane has been opened on the northbound side of the bridge, easing some of the heavy traffic delays caused by the accident.
Update 9:15 a.m.: Massachusetts State Police tweeted that the far left lane on 93-N had been opened. The other three lanes remain closed as an investigation into Monday morning’s fatal crash continues.
#matraffic:Update,Route 93N,Zakim Bridge,Boston.Left lane has been reopened the other three remain closed for fatal crash investigation.— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) April 21, 2014
Update 8:10 a.m.: Boston Fire Department confirmed that there was one fatality in the crash and that crews are working to recover the body.
Confirming there is one fatality at the accident scene involving a car and a tractor trailer. Medical Examiner on scene— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 21, 2014
Firefighters from Rescue 1 now beginning the recovery of the victim at the Zakim Bridge fatal accident.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 21, 2014
Update at 7:52 a.m.: Fox 25’s Scott Tetreault tweeted that one person was killed in the crash and two were being treated for life-threatening injuries.
UPDATE:1 confirmed fatal and 2 others W/life threatening injuries from the earlier Zakim crash #fox25— Scott Tetreault (@BostonNewsMan) April 21, 2014
Update at 7:15 a.m.: The Boston Fire Department tweeted that the fire is now out and investigators are on the scene. The truck was carrying produce, according to the tweet.
Both vehicles fully involved with fire. Tractor Trailer was carrying produce. Fire now out. Fire Investigators on scene— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 21, 2014
Original Story: A truck fire on the Zakim Bridge caused major traffic delays Monday morning as crews were forced to close all northbound lanes.
Crews responded to the fire around 5:30 a.m., according to WCVB.
Several pictures showed smoke streaming off the bridge as firefighters worked to put out the blaze: