GILL, Mass. (WWLP) – A section of Route 2 in Gill was shut down, Wednesday morning, due to a crash between a small sedan and a large dump truck. One driver was taken by helicopter to Baystate Medical Center with serious injuries.
According to State Police Media Relations, the crash was reported at 10:13 a.m. near the intersection of Route 2 and Chappell Drive. Their investigation shows that a 1997 Geo Prizm driven by a 34-year old man from Templeton crossed from the eastbound side of the roadway to the westbound side, colliding with a 1999 Mack truck that was heading west.
The driver of the Geo had to be freed from the vehicle, before being taken to the hospital by helicopter. State Police said that he had “serious life-threatening injuries.”
The truck ended up crashing through a guardrail and going down an embankment, but the driver of the truck, a 29 year-old man from Millers Falls, was uninjured.
Route 2 was expected to be closed into the early evening as State Police looked into what led up to the crash, and crews removed the truck from the embankment, but didn’t reopen until about 5:30 p.m. Eastbound drivers were being detoured at the Gill-Montague Bridge, while westbound drivers were being detoured at Route 63.
The crash is still under investigation.