Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 02102016 – Three Injured From Falling Debris On Pike In Millbury
This morning at about 6:40 a.m., three people were injured when a large metal object fell off of a tractor-trailer on Route 90 East in Millbury.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Mark Augusta indicates that ANTHONY DONALDSON, 48, of Roslindale, was traveling eastbound in a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer when the object fell from the trailer, striking a 2010 Subaru Legacy, which was also traveling eastbound at the time.
As a result of the impact, the operator of the Legacy, a 59-year-old man from Wilbraham, and two adult passengers were transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester for treatment of minor injuries.
DONALDSON, who had initially not stopped at the scene, was charged with the following offenses:
- Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash
- Left Lane Violation
Upon examination by the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, it was determined that the load was improperly secured. The company that owns the truck, Instituform Technologies of Chesterfield, Mo., was issued a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration violation for having an improperly secured load.
State Police were assisted on scene by Millbury Fire and EMS.
There is no further information regarding this incident at this time. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.