WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man in his early 20s did not survive serious injuries he suffered in a multi-vehicle crash that occurred on the Mass Pike in Westfield Monday afternoon, according to police.
The Massachusetts State Police identified the man killed in the crash as a 21-year-old from Plymouth, Massachusetts, who was operating a 2005 Nissan Altima. His name has not been released at this time.
Troopers from the Westfield barracks received multiple calls reporting the crash on I-90 westbound near the 39.6-mile marker in Westfield shortly after 3 p.m. Police say the crash involved three vehicles, a 2019 Toyota Rav4 operated by a 36-year-old woman, a 2017 Ford Super duty pick-up operated by a 57-year-old man, and the 2005 Nissan Altima.
A 2003 Peterbilt “heavy-duty” tow truck that was also traveling in the left lane was involved in the crash. The truck struck the rear of the Nissan Altima, completely crushing it. The 21-year-old Plymouth man was pronounced dead on-site, according to State Police.
The tow truck driver, identified as a 24-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Baystate Medical Center by ambulance. The driver of the Toyota also suffered minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital, the operator of the Ford was not injured, State Police said.
The westbound lanes of I-90 were closed for about four hours. Traffic was diverted traffic off Exit 3 in Westfield, which caused traffic delays.
The cause of the deadly crash is still being investigated.