Tractor-trailer rolls over on I-495 ramp

A truck rolled over on the ramp from I-495 South to the Massachusetts Turnpike.
A truck rolled over on the ramp from I-495 South to the Massachusetts Turnpike. –Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

A tractor-trailer truck carrying glass containers rolled over as it exited Interstate 495 this afternoon, trapping the two 65-year-old occupants of the truck and prompting the closure of the ramp between I-495 South and the Massachusetts Turnpike, State Police said.

The trapped occupants, a male and female, were freed from the truck by the Hopkinton and Westborough fire departments and were taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, State Police said.

Preliminary investigation indicated that speed might have been a factor in the rollover, State Police said. Troopers are on scene investigating.

The ramp was closed and could remain impassable for several hours, State Police said. I-495 South remains open and traffic is moving freely. I-495 North is also open, but commuters are experiencing some delays.

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State Police are advising drivers to seek alternate routes, if possible.

No further details were immediately available.

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