Archives For Tractor Trailer Crash

Crews working to remove truck

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MANSFIELD, Mass. — A tractor-trailer rollover is snarling the morning commute on Interstate 95.

The tanker crashed near Interstate 495, and a lane of travel on the northbound side of I-95 is blocked.


Traffic is backed up for nine miles, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes.

NewsCenter 5 and will have more information when it becomes available.

Truck spills fluid, crews cleaning up scene

BROCKTON, Mass. — A tractor trailer crash in Brockton has closed down A tractor trailer crash in Brockton has closed down several lanes of Route 24 North near exit 18, according to state police.

State police said the crash closed all northbound travel lanes, and drivers headed to the area should find alternate routes.

State police said the truck did dump fluid on the road, and clean up could take a while.

State police did not have an estimate on when the roadway would reopen.

Sgt. Marc Proia arrives in time to save truck driver

LOWELL, Mass. — A Westford police sergeant pulled an injured man from the path of the man’s rolling truck after a crash Tuesday morning.

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Sgt. Marc Proia said was called to Robinson Road at about 9:20 a.m. after a recycling truck hit a telephone pole, The Lowell Sun reported.

A neighbor started screaming that the truck was rolling. Proia pulled the man by his arms out of harm’s way, the newspaper reported.

The truck then struck Proia’s cruiser.

The man was being treated for his injuries.

Robert Trombley killed on Interstate 91

MONTEPLIER, Vt. — A Massachusetts tractor-trailer driver who crashed on a Vermont highway during a snowstorm and then stepped out into the roadway has been hit by another vehicle and killed.

Vermont state police say 45-year-old Lee, Mass., resident Robert Trombley was traveling on Interstate 91 in Fairlee on Friday morning when his tractor-trailer slid and hit a guardrail. They say the tractor-trailer was stopped in the middle of the interstate, blocking both lanes.

Police say Trombley got out and was standing in the travel portion of the interstate when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle during whiteout conditions.

A second vehicle hit the back of the tractor-trailer.

Trombley was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., where he was pronounced dead.

Crews respond to Route 24 in Fall River


FALL RIVER, Mass. — A tractor-trailer rollover has shut down a busy highway in Fall River.

The truck rolled over on Route 24 near exit 5 at about 7:15 a.m and caught fire, police said.

The driver of the truck was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I.

The northbound and southbound lanes are shut down, and motorists were urged to seek alternate routes.

NewsCenter 5 and will have more information when it becomes available.

Names of victims not released

Charlton Fire Dept.

OXFORD, Mass. —A 26-year-old Brookline man was seriously injured early Monday morning when he was hit by a tractor-trailer after a crash on Interstate 90 in Oxford.

The 26-year-old driver was then struck by a tractor-trailer as he was standing in the roadway, police said. He was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester with life-threatening injuries.

The tractor-trailer hit another car after striking the driver. Two people from that car were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 26-year-old Rhode Island man, received serious injuries and was flown to UMass Medical Center.

The passenger of the overturned pickup was not hit by the tractor-trailer. He was taken to UMass Medical Center for injuries he sustained in the initial crash.

No names have been released.

Sky 5 shows vehicle flipped over underneath Route 9 bridge

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. —A car carrier struck a bridge on Route 9 in Framingham Wednesday morning.

The crash happened on the eastbound side of the highway the area of Route 126.

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Sky 5 showed what appeared to be a vehicle flipped over underneath the Route 126 bridge crossing the highway.

All traffic was being diverted from Route 9 onto Route 126 to get around the bridge.

There was no immediate word of injuries.

Car carrier crashes into bridge on Route 9


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