Mattress causes fatal accident in Burlington

A woman was killed Tuesday afternoon after a mattress flew off another vehicle causing an accident on I-95 in Burlington. (Photo via Mass. State Police)
A woman was killed Tuesday afternoon after a mattress flew off another vehicle, causing an accident on I-95 in Burlington. Credit: Massachusetts State Police

A woman was killed Tuesday afternoon after a mattress came off another car on the highway, causing a crash.

Massachusetts State Police said the woman was traveling southbound on I-95 just south of Burlington Mall when the mattress, which was strapped to another vehicle, flew off a car, causing two other vehicles to crash.

State troopers were called to the two-vehicle crash about 3 p.m. near Exit 32 in Burlington, near the Lexington line. The fatality was a 56-year-old woman, who was driving one of the cars that crashed. The driver of the second vehicle, a truck, was injured but is expected to survive.

Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle that was hauling the mattress.

“We have witnesses who saw them stop about a mile south of the accident re-securing their load, and then they continued to drive on 95 southbound,” Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Joachim said, according to WBZ. “They had to [know] because they stopped to re-secure the load.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities at 978-369-4100.

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