BOSTON (CBS) – State police have identified the person who was killed after leaving a moving car on Route 290 in Auburn Monday evening.

Fifty-one-year-old Catherine Berthiaume of Shrewsbury was driving a Toyota Camry eastbound around 5 p.m. when, investigators say, she suddenly left the car while it was in motion.

She hit the road and was then struck by a tractor-trailer. She died at the scene.

The eastbound side of the highway was closed completely for more than an hour after the incident and did not open completely until 8:20 p.m.

Police say they have yet to determine why Berthiaume left the car.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s