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One Dead in I-93 Wreck Near Medford/Somerville Line

Accident has one man in serious condition, according to state police.

One man died in an accident on I-93 North bound Monday afternoon, state police said.

A tractor-trailer lost a tire, which in turn struck a Ford Mustang, police said in a statement. The driver of the Mustang was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead later on Monday evening.

Preliminary investigation shows the tractor-trailer was on the southbound side when it lost the tire, which flew into the northbound side of the highway and hit the Mustang.

Emergency responders had to use the jaws of life of rescue the man from his car. The victim is not being identfied at this time. He was in his 20s, police said.

The two leftmost northbound lanes were closed, as well as the left lane southbound, are currently closed.

State police initially reported the crash was in Medford, but it actually took place in Somerville.

Source:  patch.com