WBZ reports MassDOT workers spent the night checking out light poles along I-93 in Dorchester to try to avoid a repeat of a Thursday morning incident in which a pole crumpled to the ground - where a bus then hit part of it, sending it flying into the front of a car. The driver was not hurt.
State Police are investigating how a man wound up in the tunnel, where he was fatally hit by a car around 7 p.m. Northbound traffic was backed up to Dorchester as State Police investigated the crash.
Roving UHub photographer Mike Pineau passed by this Honda flambe on Frontage Road off the Expressway around 6:50 a.m., a few seconds before Boston firefighters pulled up.
A crash just inside the entrance to the O'Neill Tunnel means nobody from the south is going anywhere fast this morning.
Paul Nutting photographed an early morning crash on I-93 in Savin Hill.
Aaron Honsaker had a good view of a car in flames on I-93 southbound near the Savin Hill T stop around 11:15 p.m. He says it looked like the car hit the barrier first.
State Police report that around 12:40 a.m., a Volvo S60 sailed off I-93 near the Morrissey Boulevard exit, landing on a Honda HR-V on Morrissey Boulevard.
The driver of the Volvo, a Chatham man, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda, a 21-year-old woman from Dorchester, was taken to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive, State Police say.
State Police say investigators are trying to determine how and why the Volvo went airborne.
UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday on I-93 south near the Dorchester/Milton line, WBZ reports, adding the trooper's injuries are not life threatening.
Reginald Pyram will be arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Around 4:25 p.m., the T advised Red Line riders:
Delays due to Vice Presidential motorcade
More specifically, due to the motorcade passing by the junction at JFK/UMass (what, you thought we meant this junction?).
Adam Pieniazek reports traffic on I-93 south into town slowed to a crawl around 3 p.m. as people slowed to look at and photograph the turkey just ambling along in the breakdown lane.
About an hour later, Tom was still causing backups, but now on the offramp to Sullivan Square, as Ben Green shows us: Read more.
And we suspect what was going through the mind of that truck driver on the Expressway southbound by South Bay this afternoon could be abbreviated "WTF?!?"
A Quincy woman faces OUI charges for a crash that sent a state trooper to the hospital early this morning, State Police report. Read more.
State Police report a pickup that went out of control around 3:10 a.m. on the ramp from the Sumner Tunnel to I-93 north crashed, killing one man and sending two other men to the hospital.
State Police say they are still investigating why the vehicle went out of control.
Last Thursday, David Innis tweeted to MassDOT that something was amiss on this sign on I-93 south at the Somerville/Medford line - and not just that no times were showing up - because the Zakim and Mass. Ave. are nowhere near each other. By this morning, as you can see from the lower photo, the state had fixed the distance. Now if they can only get the time thing working (MassDOT says they're working on that).
For the second day in a row, State Police report a highway worker hit by a drunk, this time fatally on I-93 in Medford. Read more.