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Driver killed in crash with tanker truck on Route 9 in Cummington

A driver was killed in a collision with a fuel tanker truck on Route 9 Friday afternoon, officials said.

The accident, reported just before 3 p.m., closed down Route 9 in both directions while officials cleared the scene. The road remains closed, said Mary Carey, spokeswoman for Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan.

Carey said the driver of an SUV heading west on Route 9 crossed over the center line and crashed head-on into a fuel tanker truck.

The name of the driver is not being released until police notify his family.

The driver of the tanker truck was not injured, Carey said.

Carey said none of the fuel in the tanker spilled as a result of the accident.

Cummington Police, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s office and the state police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section are investigating the accident.

Source:  masslive.com