State Police Say They Have Truck Linked to I-91 Deadly Crash Investigation
ABC 40 was the only station on hand Monday night as State Police towed a vehicle into their Springfield Barracks on Liberty Street.
State Police confirm the dark-colored pickup truck is part of the investigation into the deadly pile-up on I-91
However, they stopped short of saying whether it’s the pickup that may have caused the accident.
That vehicle is described as a dark-colored, open-back pickup truck – seen by witnesses pulled over near mile marker 2.2 with a couch in the bed.
That pickup truck left the area and it wasn’t long after, a car and truck collided.
The crash happened on I-91 North in Longmeadow, killing a 17-year-old.
The initial investigation found that road debris – possible a couch cushion – caused the young driver to swerve and hit the truck.
His car burst into flames.
“We believe that a pickup truck may have been involved in dropping the road debris. That people were seen carrying a couch on the highway, and returning it back to that vehicle right after that happened the vehicle left the scene and that fatal crash happened almost simultaneously,” said Sgt. Al Joubert of the Massachusetts State Police.
Stay with ABC40 and Fox 6 for the latest information, as we continue digging for information into this case.