NEWTON, Mass. (WPRI) – A Connecticut man is facing charges for allegedly crashing his truck into a State Trooper Friday night.
The crash happened on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton at about 9:40 p.m., near the Interchange 17 ramp.
The truck driver was driving a tractor-trailer and rear-ended the Trooper’s Ford Expedition, which was parked in the right lane with its lights on, protecting a construction crew.
Both vehicles were heavily damaged, and the 44 year-old Trooper was hurt, although he was released from Massachusetts General Hospital Saturday morning.
The truck driver, a 32 year-old man from New Britain, Connecticut, is being cited for the crash.