CHARLTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Several lanes have reopened on the eastbound and westbound of the Mass. Pike in Charlton Tuesday morning following a serious crash involving a box truck and pickup truck.
According to MassDOT, the accident occurred on the westbound side of the Mass. Pike near mile marker 82.2 and caused serious injuries. State Police say a truck went through the median from the eastbound side into the westbound side of the highway.
The box truck driver, a 34-year-old Everett man, was trapped in his vehicle after it flipped on its side. Crews had to help remove him from the vehicle and he was then taken by a medical helicopter to a nearby hospital for serious injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck, 37-year-old Nathan Miranda of Winchendon, was arrested for OUI-drugs, OUI-drugs causing serious injury, possession of a Class B narcotic and other motor vehicle offenses.
All lanes on the highway were closed at one point so that a medical helicopter could land. As of noon on Tuesday, MassDOT says all lanes on the eastbound and westbound sides have reopened.
Drivers should expect delays throughout Tuesday.
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