Massachusetts State Police

Driver Killed When Truck Flips Over in Belmont

The driver, 45, was the only person in the tractor trailer when it crashed and flipped on its side in Belmont, Massachusetts

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A driver died in a tractor-trailer rollover crash early Thursday morning in Belmont, Massachusetts, according to officials.

The truck driver, identified only as a 45-year-old man, was transporting produce when it crashed near Common Street and Dunbarton Road around 3 a.m., according to Belmont Fire Capt. Rick Nohl. The driver was trapped inside the tractor trailer after it turned on its side.

Roads were closed in the area, including Common Street from School Street to Concord Avenue.

Neighbor Patricia Harney woke up when she heard the crash and called 911.

"I saw the police on the truck," Harney said. "They were looking for ways to get inside the truck so they came to the top and went into the bed, right? And they started to take boxes out."

Massachusetts State Police accident reconstruction is investigating along with the Belmont Police Department. The Medical Examiner's office was expected to arrive on scene.

The driver was the only person in the car at the time. No further information was immediately available.

The name of a company, Chang & Sons Enterprises, is on the side of the truck.

"Although we don't have enough details to know what led to the loss of this worker's life, we will be following the Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation closely," Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health Executive Director Jodi Sugerman-Brozan said in a statement. "What we do know is that it is always a tragedy when a worker loses their life for a paycheck and our thoughts are with the driver's family, friends, and coworkers during this difficult time."

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