On Thursday evening, a flat bed tow truck carrying an SUV on Route 495 reportedly crashed into another vehicle, ejecting and killing the tow truck operator. No one else was killed in the truck accident, which occurred around 10:15pm. According to Massachusetts police, the tow truck also hit the Rt. 195 bridge abutment and overpass during the accident.
When EMS personnel responded to the emergency call, they pronounced the 52-year-old truck accident victim dead at the scene. The crash caused police to shut down Route 495 southbound near Route 25 for several hours as they examined the scene of the accident. Inspectors from Mass Highway were also called to the scene of the truck accident to help calculate the extent of damage caused to the overpass and bridge abutment.
The accident investigation is continuing with help from the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Service Section, and the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.
One Killed in Wareham Tow Truck Accident, ABC6.com, October 9, 2009
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