MARLBOROUGH – A fatal vehicle crash happened on Route 495 in Marlborough, neat Exit 23C, this afternoon, February 8.
The crash involved a tractor-trailer and another truck.
At approximately 12:45 p.m. Troopers assigned to State Police-Millbury responded to reports of a crash involving a tractor trailer and a box truck on Route 495 southbound at mile marker 62.6 in Marlborough. The crash resulted in the fatality of the operator of the box truck, said State Police.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the 2019 Volvo tractor trailer was being operated at a slow speed while the operator, a 33-year-old man from Kentwood, Michigan, was looking for a safe location to stop due to a tire blowout that had occurred shortly before the crash.
For reasons unknown at this time a 2018 Isuzu box truck crashed into the rear of the tractor trailer causing fatal injuries to the operator, a 42-year-old man from Chelsea. His name is not being released at this time, said State Police.
The operator of the Volvo was not injured in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.
Troopers were assisted on scene by MassDOT and Marlborough Police, Fire and EMS.
The left and middle travel lanes were closed for 3.5 hours while a detailed investigation was conducted. No further information is available at this time.