MIDDLEBOROUGH — Police Chief Joseph Perkins and Fire Chief Owen Thompson reported a fatal head-on collision on Route 28 that claimed the life of one driver and led to the closure of a segment of the road.
The Middleborough Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene near Cushman and Rocky Gutter streets on Friday, Feb. 9, at about 1:30 p.m. following reports of the crash.
Responders found a delivery truck and an SUV had collided and caught fire.
The delivery truck’s driver was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance.
The driver of the SUV was also transported to a hospital but succumbed to their injuries.
Authorities are withholding the SUV driver’s identity until family members are notified.
Both vehicles had only the drivers inside at the time of the incident.
To facilitate emergency response and investigation, Route 28 has been shut down between Cushman and Rocky Gutter streets.
Middleborough Police are conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash, with support from the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.
Further updates are expected as the investigation progresses.