UPDATE – STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH ON INTERSTATE 90 IN BRIGHTON

UPDATE – August 9, at 8:30 p.m., Operator Identified.

At approximately 7:05 p.m. last night, August 6, Troopers assigned to State Police Barracks in Weston responded to reports of a two vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer and a sedan on Route 90 westbound in the area of the Cambridge Street overpass in Brighton. The crash resulted in fatal injuries to the driver of the truck.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, operated by a 17-year-old, was traveling westbound on Interstate 90 in Brighton, when in the area of the former Brighton tolls, the sedan came into contact with two passenger vehicles during its travel. The Chevrolet then crashed into the tractor-trailer which was stopped on Route 90 due to a vehicular equipment malfunction.

Initial reports from the scene were that an operator had been ejected, however further investigation revealed the driver of the truck was outside of his vehicle inspecting the malfunction when the sedan struck the tractor-trailer, pinning the operator of the truck between the two vehicles. The operator of the truck was identified as, Boris Patino, 30, of West New York, N.J. The operator of the sedan was transported to St. Elizabeth’s medical center with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

The crash resulted in the closure of the first and second travel lanes for approximately three hours. The crash remains under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit. Troopers were assisted on scene by Boston Fire and EMS. No further information is available at this time, please do not contact the barracks directly.