One person is dead after a crash involving a tractor trailer on the Massachusetts Turnpike, state police announced Friday.
Authorities responded Thursday night to the 104.4 mile marker on Interstate 90 eastbound in Westboro where they found a Lexus coupe on fire, resting against the median barrier.
The driver of the Lexus, who was identified as Joel Yeghen, 39, of Ocean, New Jersey, was pronounced dead on scene.
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A preliminary investigation reveals the Lexus was traveling eastbound when, for reasons still under investigation, Yeghen lost control and struck the rear of a tractor trailer.
Following the crash, left and center travel lanes were closed in both directions.
Aerial footage from NBC10 Boston’s SkyRanger helicopter showed heavy traffic delays in the area.
The fatal crash remains under investigation by state police troopers, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, and the state police collision analysis reconstruction section.