A woman was killed Friday in a crash involving a delivery truck on Massachusetts Route 28 in Middleborough, authorities said.
The crash closed the road, including Wareham Street, between Cushman and Rocky Gutter streets, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
State and local police continued to investigate the death of a woman in a two-vehicle crash, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.
Cell phone video captured the tragic moments after a Cadillac SUV crashed head-on into a UPS truck.
“I just heard a loud bang,” Jennifer Gill said. “Like boom, actually. I looked out the window and saw the UPS guy standing there in front of me, confused. It was pretty scary.”
Surveillance video from a nearby motel shows a UPS truck traveling on Route 28 around 1:30 p.m., when the SUV appears to cross the median and into the truck’s path.
Witnesses say Good Samaritans began to worry about the Cadillac driver.
“There were about five people around this person,” Jennie Bilunas said. “They gave CPR, they did it for a good 15 minutes until the ambulance arrived.”
The vehicles caught fire, according to Middleborough Police and Fire.
“And then it completely exploded,” Bilunas said. “And it just kept exploding, something in it kept exploding. It just kept exploding, like a big ‘Boom, boom, boom.'”
Bilunas was behind the Cadillac shortly before the accident.
She didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary, but when she got to the scene, she said the Cadillac was in the wrong lane.
“The UPS driver was in his correct lane, and the other one crashed into him,” Bilunas said.
The driver of the delivery truck was taken to hospital. Authorities did not share the person’s condition.
“The UPS driver was sitting there with his hand over his heart, but he looked very stressed, so they called an ambulance and took him away,” Bilunas said.
No one else was in the vehicles at the time of the accident. Neither driver has been identified.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.