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WESTON – An Ashland man, 30, was killed in a crash on the Mass Pike in Weston at 1:42 a.m. today, January 25.

Police responded to the Mass Pike eastbound at Exit 123 (former Exit 14) in Weston for a crash between a vehicle and tractor-trailer.

A 2002 Toyota Camry being operated by the Ashland man was traveling eastbound on the Turnpike and entered the exit ramp. While on the ramp the Camry straddled both lanes of the ramp, according to the preliminary investigation of the state police.

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At the same time a 2019 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling in the same direction in left lane of the exit. The Toyota struck right rear of the trailer with its driver’s side front, partially under riding the trailer. The tractor-trailer and Toyota continued to travel a short distance together before the Toyota broke free of the trailer. The truck stopped in the left lane and the Toyota came to rest in the right lane just beyond it, according to state police.

The operator of the Toyota was transported to Newton-Wellesley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Mass State Police have not released the identity of the Ashland man.

 The operator of the tractor-trailer, a 39-year-old man from Frankfort, N.Y., was not injured. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Troop H of the Massachushetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section. 

The ramp to Exit 123 was closed from the time of the crash until approximately 4:15 a.m. to accommodate the rescue response and crash investigation. 

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.