57-year-old man killed after being struck by cement truck in South Boston, police say

BOSTON — Authorities have launched an investigation after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a cement truck in South Boston on Tuesday morning.

Troopers responding to a report of a crash involving a Boston Sand and Gravel cement truck in the area of Frontage Road at West 4th Street just after 10 a.m. found a pedestrian who had been hit, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Officials say the adult male victim, a 57-year-old Boston man who was in a wheelchair, succumbed to his injuries. His identity is not being released at this time pending next of kin notification.

The driver of the cement truck, a 53-year-old man from Medford, remained on scene and was transported to a Boston hospital with minor injuries, according to police.

No charges are being sought at this time.

In a statement, Boston Sand and Gravel said their hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim.

State police detectives and collision reconstruction and crime scene teams were working to gather evidence.

Video showed a Boston Sand & Gravel truck roped off with yellow police tape and a collapsed wheelchair in the street.

There were no additional details immediately available.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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