Police identify driver who died in gas truck crash

ORANGE, Mass. (AP) – Massachusetts officials have identified the victim of a fatal gas truck crash as a 62-year-old New Hampshire woman.     

State police said Sunday that Lois Ann Johnson, of Woodstock, New Hampshire, was the truck driver who died in Friday night’s wreck on Route 2 in Orange, Massachusetts.     

Authorities also announced there were no immediate signs of driver impairment.     

Troopers say Johnson was driving a tractor-trailer that crashed through a guardrail and rolled over. The truck was carrying cylinders of pressurized natural gas and bore stickers saying it was transporting methane, a main component of natural gas.     

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.     

Route 2 was closed overnight through Saturday afternoon during the cleanup and investigation.

Parts of the area were evacuated briefly until it was determined to be safe.