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Tractor-trailer hits pedestrian walking on I-90 Eastbound in Palmer

Massachusetts State Police
Massachusetts State Police(Western Mass News)
Published: May. 8, 2022 at 9:59 AM EDT|Updated: May. 8, 2022 at 12:18 PM EDT
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PALMER, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Crews responded to a tractor-trailer accident on I-90 Eastbound at exit 62 in Palmer early Sunday morning.

According to a spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police, the tractor-trailer was driving on the Mass. Pike around 3:35 a.m. when it struck a pedestrian walking in the left travel lane.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 32-year-old male, pulled over in the breakdown lane and was not injured.

The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, suffered fatal injuries on scene.

At this time, it is unclear as to why the pedestrian was on the highway.

The crash is being investigated by the Massachusetts State Police as well as their Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and their Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section. The State Police Detective Unit for Hampden County is also investigating.

State Police said that more information regarding Sunday morning’s crash will likely be released Monday.

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