This afternoon, at approximately 3:10 p.m., troopers assigned to State Police – Westfield responded to calls of a multiple motor vehicle crash on Route 90 Westbound near the 39.6 mile marker in Westfield.
Preliminary investigation indicates that three vehicles were involved in a crash in the left lane of Route 90 Westbound while in heavy traffic. This crash involved a 2019 Toyota Rav4 operated by a 36-year-old female, a 2017 Ford Super duty pick-up operated by a 57-year-old male and a 2005 Nissan Altima.
Subsequent to that crash a 2003 Peterbilt heavy duty tow truck also traveling in the left lane struck the rear vehicle of the first crash, the 2005 Nissan Altima. The male operator of the Nissan, a 21-year-old male from Plymouth, was determined to be deceased at the scene.
The victim’s name will be released once appropriate next-of-kin notifications are made.
The operator of the Peterbilt, a 24 year-old male, suffered minor injuries and was transported by Westfield EMS to Bay State Medical Center. The operator of the Toyota also suffered minor injuries and was transported by Westfield EMS to Bay State Medical Center. The operator of the Ford was not injured.
The westbound side of Route 90 were closed approximately four hours.
The crash remains under investigation by Troopers assigned to State Police Westfield, State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section and Hampden County Detectives. Members of the Westfield Fire & EMS, the Medical Examiner’s Office and MassDOT assisted at the scene.
No further information is available at this time.