39-year-old Man Dies in Crash on Mass Pike in Westborough

39-year-old Man Dies in Crash on Mass Pike in Westborough

A 39-year-old New Jersey man died last night after losing control of his vehicle and striking the back of a tractor trailer on the Mass. Pike.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, Joel Yeghen, 39, of Ocean, N.J., was determined to be deceased at the scene.

Around 8 PM, Troopers from State Police-Charlton were dispatched the Rt. 90 Eastbound at the 104.4 mile marker in Westborough.

When troopers arrived, they discovered a 2019 Lexus coupe on fire up against the median barrier. 

The crash remains under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, and the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Crime Scene Services Section, Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Sections, Medical Examiner’s Office, Mass DOT, and Westborough Fire and EMS.


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