SAUGUS (CBS) — A serious crash involving a box truck in Saugus left two people injured Saturday morning. Massachusetts State Police say around 5:15 a.m., a box truck rolled over into the CVS parking lot off Route 1 near Main Street.
After the crash, the truck caught fire.
A 36-year-old Waltham woman was driving and a 33-year-old Haverhill man was a passenger. Both needed to be extricated from the truck by firefighters. They were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries.
A box truck was destroyed by a crash on Route 1 in Saugus on Saturday (WBZ-TV)
The crash spilled a large amount of fuel into the parking lot, which firefighters helped migitate, State Police said. Environmental protection officials were called to the scene to access the spill.
One lane of traffic was closed during the response since the majority of the crash took place in the parking lot, said State Police.
The scene was cleared by 6:10 a.m. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.