ORANGE, Mass. (WPRI) — One person is dead after a tractor trailer carrying methane overturned on Route 2 in Orange, Mass. Friday night.
The crash resulted in the closure of the road in both directions between Exits 13 and 15, according to Massachusetts State Police.
Hazmat crews, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Massachusetts State Police remained on the scene through Saturday afternoon.
Crews worked for hours to offload the methane gas into another trailer and burn off any remaining in a controlled manner.
Police said the operator of the tractor trailer was killed in the crash. Their name has not been released.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.