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    Man killed in crash on Route 2 in Templeton

    A 56-year-old man was killed Wednesday night when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a bridge on Route 2 in Templeton, according to State Police.

    The victim was identified Thursday as Stephen Witkowski of Orange.

    State troopers responded to a report of a single-car crash at the Otter River Road Bridge at 6:40 p.m., State Police said in a statement.

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    A preliminary investigation shows Witkowski drove a 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck off the right side of the road and into the bridge, the statement said.

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    He was taken to Heywood Hospital in Gardner where he was pronounced dead.

    Templeton fire, police and emergency medical crews ralso responded to the scene.

    The cause of the crash remains under investigation, State Police said.

    This story was updated to reflect the latest information from State Police.

    Debora Almeida can be reached at debora.almeida@globe.com.