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DA: Tyngsboro Police Tried To Stop Car Before Fatal Crash With Garbage Truck

TYNGSBORO (CBS) – Police in Tyngsboro attempted to stop the driver of a car who was killed in a head-on crash with a garbage truck Friday afternoon. The crash happened on Westford Road.

Shortly after 1 p.m., police were asked to conduct a well-being check on a resident of Tyngsboro. When officers responded to the caller's home, a vehicle matching the description of the person allegedly drove off at a high rate of speed.

The Middlesex District Attorney said the car crossed the center line on Westford Road and hit the garbage truck.

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The Tyngsboro crash involving a garbage truck and car (WBZ-TV)

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Their identity has not been released.

The driver of the garbage truck was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation.

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