Driver killed after striking tree off of I-495 in Merrimac

MERRIMAC, Mass. (AP) — A driver was killed after leaving northbound Interstate 495 in Merrimac and striking a tree, Massachusetts state troopers said.

The driver, a 44-year-old Amesbury man, was alone in the sport utility vehicle on Wednesday night. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name wasn't released.

The crash happened south of Exit 53 in Merrimac. Police are investigating.

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