One person was killed and another was injured Tuesday evening after a trash truck and another vehicle crashed head on in Paxton, Massachusetts.
Police confirm the crash took place on Route 56. The road was closed between Route 122 in Paxton and Marshall Street in Leicester, police in that town confirmed.
The driver of the trash truck suffered from non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.
A 26-year-old in the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
The Paxton police chief described the devastating aftermath.
"It's never easy especially when it's a younger person like that. But the younger they are the tougher it is to swallow."
Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.
No further information was immediately available.