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Truck dangling off side of I-93 in Dorchester snarls traffic

Crews secured and removed the box truck from the side of the highway.Scott Eisen for The Boston Globe

A crash Thursday morning on the Southeast Expressway in Dorchester left the cab of a truck dangling precariously off an elevated section of the road, threatening train tracks below. Traffic was tied up and trains were delayed, officials said.

The crash, which involved a white box truck and a 2005 Toyota Scion tC coupe, occurred around 6 a.m. on Interstate 93 South near Exit 15 (Columbia Road), said State Police spokesman Dave Procopio.

The truck driver, a 57-year-old Woburn man, was taken to Boston Medical Center for examination of possible injuries. The driver of the Toyota, a 42-year-old Attleboro man, was taken to Carney Hospital in Dorchester for evaluation, Procopio said.


Neither driver is facing charges at this time, so their names are not being released.

The truck was removed from the guardrail and stabilized around 8:30 a.m. It was removed from the highway, and all lanes were opened at 8:53 a.m., Procopio said.

Red Line service, which had been replaced by shuttle buses between North Quincy and Ashmont stations, resumed just before 8:30 a.m., said MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

Commuter rail service, which was stopped temporarily on the Middleborough/Lakeville, Greenbush, and Kingston/Plymouth lines, resumed around 8 a.m., said Mac Daniel, a spokesman for Keolis Commuter Services, which operates the commuter rail for the MBTA.

State Police are investigating the crash.

Crews worked to secure the truck.Scott Eisen for The Boston Globe
The accident caused traffic headaches.Scott Eisen for The Boston Globe/Globe Freelance
The accident occurred early this morning.Scott Eisen for The Boston Globe/Globe Freelance

Aneri Pattani can be reached at aneri.pattani@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @apattani95.