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.
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.
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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.