Truck removed from Southeast Expressway in Dorchester

Crews have removed a truck that was dangling over the edge of the Southeast Expressway above train tracks, causing serious disruptions to the morning commute for both drivers and MBTA riders.

The truck was removed at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, and all lanes were opened, said State Police spokesman Dave Procopio. Traffic is moving slowly.

Red Line and commuter rail service also have resumed.

The crash involving two vehicles occurred around 6 a.m. on Interstate 93 South near Exit 15 (Columbia Road). It left the cab of the white box truck dangling over the guardrail, Procopio said.

The two drivers were taken to Boston hospitals. Procopio said he did not know the extent of their injuries.


Red Line service, which had been replaced by shuttle buses between North Quincy and Ashmont stations, resumed just before 8:30 a.m., said MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

Three commuter rail lines were also stopped temporarily, but service resumed around 8 a.m., said Mac Daniel, a spokesman for Keolis Commuter Services, which operates the commuter rail for the MBTA. Residual delays will continue on the Middleborough/Lakeville, Greenbush, and Kingston/Plymouth lines, he said.

State Police are investigating the crash.

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An overhead view of the scene:

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Two more images from the scene, by a WBZ Radio reporter:

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