FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — The victims of a fatal crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham this week have been identified as Connecticut residents.
Police say 20-year-old William Barnett and 19-year-old Alyssa Grenier, both of Stafford Springs, Conn., died when their minivan was struck by a tractor-trailer hauling lumber just after 5 a.m. Wednesday on the eastbound side of the highway.READ MORE: Winthrop Woman Found Dead On Camelback Mountain In Arizona
Barnett, the driver, and Grenier, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck driver was hospitalized with injuries not considered life threatening.READ MORE: Laundry Detergent Spills On I-495 After Rollover Crash In Wrentham, Causes Significant Delays
The crash remains under investigation, but the minivan spun out on a road made slick by a rain-sleet mix and police think weather was a factor.
The crash forced lane closures on both sides of the highway and rush-hour traffic backups of up to 18 miles.
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