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Pedestrian killed by semi-trailer on Mass. Pike to Palmer


Police are still investigating why the pedestrian was on the freeway.

A tractor-trailer fatally struck a pedestrian Sunday morning on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Palmer, according to state police.

According to the preliminary investigation, police believe the victim was walking in the eastbound traffic lane when the truck hit her at around 3.35am, causing the driver to pull over in the emergency lane , State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said. boston globe.

Police did not release the identity of the victim, but said they suffered fatal injuries at the scene, the Globe reported.

The driver of the truck was not injured in the accident.

Police are still investigating what happened, why the pedestrian was walking on the freeway and whether any charges should be filed.


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