FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — The victims of a fatal crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham this week have been identified as Connecticut residents.
Police say 20-year-old William Barnett and 19-year-old Alyssa Grenier, both of Stafford Springs, Conn., died when their minivan was struck by a tractor-trailer hauling lumber just after 5 a.m. Wednesday on the eastbound side of the highway.
Barnett, the driver, and Grenier, were pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was hospitalized with injuries not considered life threatening.
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The crash remains under investigation, but the minivan spun out on a road made slick by a rain-sleet mix and police think weather was a factor.
The crash forced lane closures on both sides of the highway and rush-hour traffic backups of up to 18 miles.
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