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Two dead in crash on Mass. Pike in Framingham

The crash took place around 5 a.m, State Police said.
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The crash took place around 5 a.m, State Police said.

Two people were killed early this morning in a crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham, State Police said.

Preliminary reports indicate a tractor-trailer crashed into a minivan after it spun out, possibly due to weather-related road conditions, officials said.

Both occupants of the minivan, a male and female, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not yet been released.

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The driver of the tractor-trailer was transported to Metro-West Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, Police said.

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Police responded at 5:13 a.m. to the fatal crash on the Turnpike eastbound near the 112 mile marker.

The left and middle lanes were closed for five hours for investigation and cleanup. Traffic was congested for up to 18 miles during the morning commute, officials said.

State Police and Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials are investigating the crash.

The National Weather Service issued a warning early today, urging commuters to drive slowly and carefully as roadways could be slippery from the sleet and snow that fell overnight.

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All lanes are expected to reopen shortly.

No further details were immediately available.