By CBSBoston.com Staff

DORCHESTER (CBS) – One person was killed late Wednesday night in a violent Dorchester crash that split a pickup truck in two when it slammed into a tree.

It happened just before midnight in the area of Wales Street and Talbot Ave. in Dorchester.

The scene has since been cleared and the road is back open, but damage can be seen on a tree where the truck crashed.

Boston Police arrived at the scene at around 11:30 p.m. and said the truck was the only vehicle involved. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The bed of a pickup truck was ripped off during a Dorchester crash. (WBZ-TV)

Impact was so severe, the bed of the truck ripped off. The truck was towed away in pieces.

The crash happened during the first snow of the season, but it is unclear if that was a factor.

The family of the man who died stopped by the scene Thursday morning, and said he was in the his 60s.

Boston Fire and Boston EMS responded to the crash.

CBSBoston.com Staff