BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — State Police are investigating a crash that left a Norwood man dead on Wednesday night.
The two-car crash happened on Truman Highway in Boston's Hyde Park neighborhood just before midnight, police said.
A preliminary investigation by State Troops suggests that a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle was traveling southbound when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The Volkswagen then crossed over the median entering the inbound lane where it was hit by an oncoming 2014 Hyundai Sonata.
The driver of the Volkswagen, a 54-year-old Norwood man, was the only person in the vehicle and sustained severe injuries in the crash. Boston EMS determined he was deceased on the scene, according to State Police. His identity is not being released at this time pending notifying his next of kin.
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Officials said the driver of the Hyundai, a 60-year-old Hyde Park man, was transported to Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain with non-life-threatening injuries.
State Troopers said they "detected an odor of alcohol and observed several beer cans inside the Volkswagen," but cannot determine if the driver was drunk driving at the time of the crash as the investigation is ongoing.
Troopers did not see any signs that the Hyundai driver was impaired before he was transported to the hospital, officials said.
The investigation is ongoing and no other information is known at this time.
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