Chief James T. Januse
37 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Raynham Fire Department Responds to Tractor Trailer Crash on Route 24
Crash Involved Tier 1 Hazardous Materials Response
RAYNHAM — Chief James T. Januse reports that the Raynham Fire Department has responded to a tractor trailer crash on Route 24 Tuesday night, which has required a Tier 1 hazardous materials response.
At approximately 5:45 p.m., the Raynham Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a tractor trailer crash.
The crash happened north of Exit 13 in Raynham. The truck struck the guardrail on the left side of the road and came to rest against the guardrail. Another car was struck from behind by the truck and sustained damage to its rear end. No injuries were reported.
The Raynham Fire Department responded with an engine and an ambulance, along with State Police.
It was determined that the truck was carrying corrosive materials and Chief Januse immediately called for the state Hazardous Materials Division to respond. A Tier 1 response involves a “risk assessment” of the situation and it was determined that no materials had leaked out of the truck.
The truck was hauling a variety of hazardous and corrosive materials in multiple drums.
Traffic lanes were closed in both directions for a time while the first responders took control of the scene. Some lanes have since been reopened. Commuters should seek alternate routes as the scene was still active as of 8:15 p.m.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by State Police.