Police identify driver who died in gas truck crash
ORANGE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts officials have identified the victim of a fatal gas truck crash as a 62-year-old New Hampshire woman.
State police said Sunday that Lois Ann Johnson, of Woodstock, New Hampshire, was the truck driver who died in Friday night’s wreck on Route 2 in Orange, Massachusetts.
Authorities also announced there were no immediate signs of driver impairment.
Troopers say Johnson was driving a tractor-trailer that crashed through a guardrail and rolled over. The truck was carrying cylinders of pressurized natural gas and bore stickers saying it was transporting methane, a main component of natural gas.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Route 2 was closed overnight through Saturday afternoon during the cleanup and investigation. Parts of the area were evacuated briefly until it was determined to be safe.