Stafford Springs Couple Killed in Massachusetts Crash

Friday, Apr 18, 2014  |  Updated 10:05 AM EDT
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Stafford Springs Couple Killed in Massachusetts Crash

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Two Stafford Springs, Conn. residents were killed in a crash on the Mass Turnpike in Framingham early Wednesday morning.

Two Stafford Springs, Conn. residents were killed in a crash on the Mass Turnpike in Framingham early Wednesday morning.

Massachusetts State Police responded to several calls reporting a serious crash on Route 90 in Framingham at 5:13 a.m. and found that a tractor-trailer had hit the side of a minivan driven by William Barnett, 20, of Stafford Springs.

Barnett and his passenger, Alyssa Grenier, 19, also of Stafford Springs, were killed in the crash. They had been dating for about five months, according to their Facebook pages.

The tractor-trailer driver was transported from the scene to Metro-West Medical Center with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Police said preliminary reports indicate that the van spun out and was hit by the tractor -trailer.

Troopers are looking at the possibility the crash was weather-related however, but said it is under investigation.
 
The left and middle travel lanes were closed for close to five hours after the crash.
 

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