Driver facing OUI, drug charges after crash that shut down Mass Pike, injured one person

CHARLTON, Mass — A Winchendon man is facing a slew of drug-related charges after being involved in a crash that shut down the Mass Pike and left one person with serious injuries Tuesday, state police say.

Nathan Miranda, 37, was arrested on charges of OUI-drugs; OUI-drugs causing serious injury; possession of a Class B narcotic; and other motor vehicle offenses after Massachusetts State Police responded to a crash involving a pickup truck and a box truck on the Mass Pike in Charlton at 9:13 a.m. Tuesday.

The box truck flipped on its side at Mile Marker 82, trapping the driver, a 34-year-old Everett man inside, police say. He was extracted from the vehicle and transported to a hospital by medical helicopter to be treated for his serious injuries.

Mass. State Police alerted drivers to the crash just before 10:00 a.m.

That crash backed up Mass Pike traffic for miles in both directions.

As of 2:30 p.m., lanes in both directions remain closed and drivers should continue to expect heavy delays.

A traffic camera in Sturbridge showed traffic at a standstill.

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

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