Russell, Massachusetts: Woman Dies After Tractor Trailer Collides with her Truck

October 7, 2013 – Maria Eugenia Fajardo, 37, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained after a tractor trailer collided with her pickup truck. The operator of the tractor trailer, Jose Saldana, 30, and his passenger, Marcos Contreas, 37, both also from Pittsfield, were injured in the crash. Fajardo was stopped in the right travel lane of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Russell, when the truck hit her vehicle at approximately 8:05 p.m. last Monday.

Fajardo was pronounced dead at the scene. Saldana and Contreas were transported to Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, where they were treated for their injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police and the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office.

Source: Boston Globe

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