MANSFIELD, Mass. —
A driver is dead after a fiery crash involving a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 early Saturday.
State police said they responded to a report of a crash near the rest area in Mansfield around 5:30 a.m. and found a truck had hit a disabled tractor-trailer in the breakdown lane. The truck caught fire as a result of the crash.
The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene. State police have not identified the driver.
A preliminary investigation indicates the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed in the breakdown lane before the crash.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 56-year-old man from Providence, Rhode Island, suffered minor injuries and refused immediate medical treatment.
The right two lanes of I-95 were closed as a result of the investigation.
MANSFIELD, Mass. -- The driver of a pickup truck was killed early Saturday after colliding with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in Mansfield, Massachusetts State Police have reported.
Troopers from the Foxboro barracks responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash near the 10 mile marker on I-95 northbound around 5:25 a.m.
The driver of a 2015 Ford F250 pickup truck, which appeared to have struck the rear of a 2015 Kenworth tractor-trailer, was pronounced dead at the scene, state police reported.
The victim's identity was not released.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 56-year-old Providence, Rhode Island man, sustained minor injuries in the crash, but refused immediate medical treatment, according to state police.
A preliminary investigation into the crash suggests that the driver of the pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed in the breakdown lane before striking the tractor-trailer, which was disabled in the breakdown lane with a flat tire, state police have reported.
The F250 immediately caught fire upon crashing into the rear of the trailer, police said.
The right two lanes of the road remained closed as of 10 a.m., as emergency crews continued work to extricate the victim.
Troopers assigned to the State Police Foxboro Barracks and the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office are investigating the scene.
The Troop H Headquarters, State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, State Police Crime Scene Services Section , Mansfield Fire, Mansfield EMS, North Attleboro Fire Department and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation assisted on scene.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.