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Man found dead after Pike crash

FRAMINGHAM – Authorities are investigating a crash on the Mass Pike that led to the death of a man who was found a short distance away on Pleasant Street.

The Middlesex district attorney’s office has not identified the driver of the crashed U-Haul truck.

The Massachusetts State Police went to a crash of a U-Haul truck in which debris covered the Massachusetts Turnpike at 9:49 a.m. It appeared the truck hit an abutment, the state police said. The roof appeared to have been sheared.

At the same time, a woman found an unconscious man with a bloody head on the ground near 281 Pleasant St., not far from the crash, Police Chief Kenneth Ferguson said.

Police found the man facedown on the pavement. They used a defibrillator and performed CPR until the EMTs from the Fire Department arrived. The man was taken to MetroWest Medical Center where he was declared dead, Ferguson said.

Framingham Police spoke to the state police, who said the driver of the U-Haul truck was not with the truck.

“It was determined that the man who was driving the truck was the man who was found on the ground,” said Ferguson. “It appears he was involved in the crash, walked away and collapsed there.”

The district attorney’s office said the incident remains under investigation.

Source: The MetroWest Daily News