Two killed in separate highway crashes over the weekend

A pair of fatal crashes Saturday night are under investigation, Massachusetts State Police said.

“At approximately 9:40 p.m., troopers from the State Police-Tunnels Barracks and State Police-South Boston Barracks, along with Boston Fire and EMS, responded to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Route 93 in South Boston. Bay shopping center. The pedestrian, an adult male, who has not yet been identified, suffered fatal injuries,” police said in a statement Sunday.

Troopers say the man, who has since been identified only as a 49-year-old, was seen attempting to cross I-93 on foot and near Exit 15. He made it across the southbound side of the freeway before being struck by a vehicle in the northbound tracks.

“The impact threw the victim back over the median into the left lane on the southbound side. The operator of the Toyota, a 53-year-old man, immediately stopped and called 911 to report the accident and cooperated with investigating troopers. At this time, there is no that indicate the operator was driving in a reckless manner or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police say.

State police said Sunday night they were withholding the man’s identity until his family could be notified of his death.

Another man died in a two-car crash on I-495 northbound in Chelmsford around 1 p.m. 23:45.

“For reasons that are under investigation, the two vehicles made contact, causing both vehicles to go off the road to the east. (A) The Toyota C-HR went out of control, slid onto the soft shoulder of the road and came to rest against a freeway sign support. The Toyota operator was not injured,” police said.

The other car, a Chevy Trailblazer driven by Darren Chinn, 59, of Derry, NH slid off the roadway into a tree and came to rest on its side. Police say Chinn was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Both accidents are under investigation, police said.

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