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Driver Killed When Car Smashes Into Tow Truck on Highway

Michael Avelar, of Stoughton, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 2 a.m.

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    26-Year-Old Killed in Crash on Interstate 95

    Massachusetts state police say a 26-year-old man has died after his car slammed into a parked tow truck in the breakdown lane of Interstate 95 southbound in Attleboro.

    (Published Sunday, June 3, 2018)

    Massachusetts state police say a 26-year-old man has died after his car slammed into a parked tow truck in the breakdown lane of Interstate 95 southbound in Attleboro.

    Troopers say Michael Avelar, of Stoughton, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday.

    An Attleboro police officer had called for the tow truck to remove a disabled vehicle from the highway. No one was in the truck when it was struck by Avelar's car.

    No other injuries were reported. Troopers say debris from the accident damaged the Attleboro officer's cruiser.

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    It's not immediately clear why Avelar drove into the breakdown lane.

    The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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