Pedestrian struck and killed by tractor-trailer on Mass Pike in Framingham, state police say

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — A Boston man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on the Mass Pike in Framingham late Tuesday morning, state police said.

At about 10:50 a.m., troopers responded to reports of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle on Route 90 eastbound in the area of Exit 111 in Framingham.

When troopers arrived, they found a 2013 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by a 65-year-old man from Hartford, Conn., that struck a pedestrian causing fatal injuries, state police said. The driver pulled over and called 911 after striking the pedestrian.

A preliminary investigation found that the pedestrian, an adult male from Boston, was outside of his vehicle, which was stopped in the breakdown lane, as the truck approached. The victim then suddenly ran toward the oncoming truck and was struck, state police said.

Troopers assigned to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, and Crime Scene Services responded to assist in the investigation. Members of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the scene as well.

MassDOT assisted with lane closures during the scene investigation and cleanup.

All lanes reopened and the scene cleared shortly after 2:30 p.m.

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

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