Friday, October 9, 2009

MA Tow Truck Crashes, Driver Killed

Our condolences to the family and acquaintances 52-year-old tow truck driver, Joseph Gaultier of Easton, MA who died on Oct. 8 when his truck struck another vehicle and rolled several times.
Here's a story from The Patriot Ledger:

A tow truck driver was killed Thursday night when his loaded truck struck another vehicle in the breakdown lane of Interstate 495 and rolled over several times before striking a bridge abutment.

The accident happened about 10:15 p.m. on I-495 south at Route 25 in Wareham, State Police said.

The truck driver, 52-year-old Joseph Gaultier of Easton, was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the stopped vehicle, 55-year-old Stephanie Boosahda of Yarmouth, was taken to Tobey Hospital in Wareham with minor injuries.

Here's the story:
Police said a flatbed tow truck has crashed into a stalled vehicle on a highway in southeastern Massachusetts, killing one person.
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State police said the tow truck was carrying a vehicle Thursday night on Route 495 in Wareham when it struck another vehicle stopped in the southbound breakdown lane, rolled over several times and slammed into a bridge support.They said the tow truck driver was ejected and died at the scene. The driver of the stopped vehicle has been taken to a hospital as a precaution. Part of the highway was closed while investigators searched for clues to the cause of the crash.

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