WEST BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – A driver was killed in a crash on Route 24 in West Bridgewater early Wednesday morning.
A box truck was slowly pulling out of the breakdown lane on the southbound side into traffic around 2:20 a.m. when it was hit from behind by a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz.
The car ended up wedged under truck, trapping the driver, 46-year-old Dwayne Williams of Taunton. He died at the scene. The box truck driver, a 71-year-old man from Whitman, had a minor injury, according to State Police.
No charges have been filed at this point in the investigation.
About four hours later, in an unrelated incident on the same stretch of highway, four cars crashed near Exit 16. One of the vehicles burst into flames. The driver of that car and another person were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Route 24 south was shut down briefly for the cleanup and investigation.