Driver Arrested In Fatal Wrong-Way Mass Pike Crash
CHARLTON (CBS) — Police have arrested a man they say drove the wrong way on the Massachusetts Turnpike, creating a multi-vehicle crash and killing another driver.
State Police received a report from a toll collector, that a car was headed eastbound on the Mass Pike, in the westbound lanes.
As police started closing the Mass Pike, east of the driver’s location to prevent a crash, they received a report of a crash involving multiple vehicles and one car on fire.
The crash happened between Exit 10 and the Charlton State Police Barracks.
A 66-year-old woman from Toms River, N.J. was found dead at the scene.
The wrong-way driver, a 33-year-old Leominster man, was arrested and taken to UMass Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Police have not released the driver’s name.
Police say at least one other person was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries, as well.
The westbound lanes of the Mass Pike were closed until about 9 a.m. Sunday.