Trooper hurt in Mass. highway crash

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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.

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