The Associated Press
BOSTON — A major elevated highway just north of downtown Boston was temporarily closed after a beer delivery truck struck a guardrail, leaving the truck cab hanging off the road.
The Friday afternoon accident, which also involved a second smaller truck, snarled traffic for hours, and delayed commuter trains whose tracks run below the highway.
Massachusetts State Police said the crash on Interstate 93 northbound near Exit 28 was reported after 2 p.m., closing two lanes of the highway for almost two hours. The Leverett Connector highway ramp below also was closed until the dangling cab was removed at about 4:40 p.m.
Boston fire officials said the driver and a passenger got out of the cab and weren’t hurt. The driver of the smaller truck was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
State police are investigating.
An 18-wheeler careened off an Interstate 30 overpass onto State Highway 161 in Grand Prairie late this afternoon, killing the driver in the fiery crash and leaving traffic in that area snarled.
Grand Prairie police spokesman Lyle Gensler said the truck was making its way along the overpass about 4 p.m. when it hit the wall and went over, crashing onto Highway 161 roughly 30 feet below.