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Driver Killed In Crash That Left Tow Truck Hanging Off Route 495 Overpass In Milford

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MILFORD (CBS) – A driver was killed in a crash on Route 495 in Milford that left part of his tow truck dangling off an overpass for several hours overnight.

Massachusetts State Police said the the Freightliner tow truck was heading north just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday when it “veered out of its lane,” smashed into the guardrail and then rode up and over it. The cab of the truck was left hanging halfway off the bridge that goes over Route 16.

The driver, identified only as a 24-year-old man from Taunton, was rushed to Milford Hospital where he died. A passenger in the truck, a 20-year-old woman from Berkley, was also taken there and was treated for minor injuries.


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The truck leaked fuel after the crash and was eventually towed away just before 5:30 a.m. All lanes on Route 495 were then re-opened.

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The cab of the tow truck was hanging off the bridge that goes over Route 16. (WBZ-TV)

“The investigation into the facts and circumstances of the crash, including whether speed or inclement weather conditions were contributing factors, is ongoing,” State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said in a statement Friday.

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