HOPKINTON — A New Hampshire man died after his car rear-ended a truck on Interstate 495 in Hopkinton early Tuesday morning, according to Massachusetts State Police officials in Framingham.
Troopers from the Millbury barracks responded to the two-vehicle crash in the northbound lane of I-495 shortly after 6 a.m.
Marcel E. Masse, 53, of Lancaster, New Hampshire, was driving a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta when he crashed into the rear of a 2000 Volvo truck driven by a 56-year-old Norton resident, police said.
Masse was trapped inside the Jetta and had to be freed by Hopkinton firefighters. He was taken to a hospital in Framingham, where was pronounced dead, police said.
The truck was traveling at a relatively slow speed when it was struck from behind, police said.
The crash, which remains under investigation, prompted authorities to close the right and breakdown lanes of I-495 north near the crash scene for about 4½ hours.