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Multiple lanes of Massachusetts Turnpike closed in Charlton after serious box truck, pickup crash

Lanes on both sides of the Massachusetts Turnpike were closed in Charlton Tuesday morning after a serious crash involving a box truck and a pickup, Massachusetts State Police said.

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From Sky5, a box truck could be seen on its side along the guardrails that run between the travel lanes. The truck’s contents — boxes of frozen food — were scattered across the roadway. A white Ram pickup with heavy right-front damage was loaded onto a flatbed nearby.

A medical helicopter was summoned to take at least one person to the hospital. No other information about injuries was immediately available.

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said the incident occurred at Mile Marker 82.2, which is located east of the Charlton rest area. From Sky5, westbound traffic was backed up to the Interstate 395/290 interchange in Auburn.

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