A man who got out of his car after hitting a guard rail on Interstate 93 in Boston was killed after being hit by a car driving on the freeway early Saturday morning, Massachusetts State Police said.
Several other people were injured after other vehicles crashed at a scene in Dorchester, and one person involved was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, police said. Portions of the highway were closed throughout Saturday morning during the investigation.
The man was killed around 2:30 a.m. after entering the southbound lanes of traffic between 12th and 13th avenues, when the driver of another vehicle did not see him and hit him, killing him instantly, police said.
The vehicle — police did not say what type it was — stopped immediately, but while they were stopped, another car hit them, seriously injuring the driver and a passenger inside, officials said. They were taken to a nearby hospital.
The driver of the second car was drunk and was arrested, police said. Their name has not been released.
It is still unclear why the dead man hit his car in the first place. Police said they are investigating, and may have to close several lanes of traffic on I-93 later Saturday to collect evidence.