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Woman killed in crash on Mass. Pike

A 19-year-old woman was killed Thursday when her car crashed into oncoming traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike in West Springfield, officials said.

State troopers responded to the crash near the Westfield city line at 12:36 p.m. The woman, who was not identified, was driving eastbound when her car struck a box truck driven by Christopher Perry, 39, of Chicopee, State Police said. Perry was not injured.

The woman’s car then swerved over the median barrier and into the high-speed lane of westbound traffic, where she was struck by a tractor-trailer truck driven by Joshua Lawrence, 23, of Maine. Lawrence was taken to Noble Hospital in Westfield with minor injuries, according to State Police.

State troopers, the Westfield Fire Department, and officials from the state Department of Transportation assisted at the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed, officials said.

Source: Boston Globe