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Driver questioned in fatal hit and run crash on I-395 in Webster

State Police on Wednesday questioned the driver of a tractor-trailer who is a suspect in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 395 in Webster that killed a 24-year-old man.

The tractor-trailer was stopped early Wednesday morning on Interstate 93 in Woburn, and the vehicle was impounded, State Police said.

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Jeremy Paige, 24, of Webster, was struck while walking in the westbound lane of I-395. He was pronounced dead Tuesday night at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

The hit-and-run occurred at about 11:10 p.m. Tuesday on the Cudworth Road onramp in Webster, State Police said. Following the accident, troopers traced the truck believed to be involved to nearby LKQ Corp., an automobile parts supplier.

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The company contacted the driver of the vehicle, a 44-year-old Dracut man, and he voluntarily stopped the truck and waited for troopers, the statement said.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle had been involved in a collision, State Police said.

Investigators were not releasing the name of the driver , and no charges had been filed.

Todd Feathers can be reached at todd.feathers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ToddFeathers.
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