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1 dead after pickup truck crashes into Newbury bridge

Massachusetts State Police are investigating a crash that left one dead after a pickup truck collided with a bridge and caught fire in Newbury.

Just after midnight Wednesday, police responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Route 95 north near Exit 55 to find a Dodge Ram had crashed into the abutment of the Central Street Bridge and burst into flames. Officers found the truck’s driver, a 54-year-old New Hampshire man, dead at the scene, according to police. The Newbury Fire Department arrived to extinguish the blaze.

The crash closed the right two lanes of 95 north for about three hours while police conducted an initial investigation of the scene. Police continued to investigate the cause of the crash Wednesday morning.

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