State trooper, others hurt in Mass Pike crash

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WPRI/AP) — Multiple people including a Massachusetts State Police trooper were injured Tuesday morning in a crash on the Mass. Turnpike.

According to state police, the crash took place just before 11:30 a.m. near eastbound Exit 12 on I-90 in Framingham. Authorities say a pickup truck burst into flames during the pileup in the eastbound lanes near Exit 12 shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 54-year-old man from Hudson, suffered serious injuries and a medical helicopter was brought in to transport him to a hospital, state police said.

Authorities say two people in a sport-utility vehicle suffered incapacitating injuries, and the box truck driver and another driver had non-incapacitating injuries. Officials said the trooper suffered potential incapacitating injuries.

The scene of the crash has since been cleared and all lanes of the highway are back open.  Officials say it appears the crash began when a box truck slammed into the rear of the pickup truck, but the cause of the crash is still under investigation.