Driver of Flipped Asphalt Truck in Grafton Found Guilty

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Donald P. Hynes was sentenced to an 18 month suspended sentence for an accident that sent two victims to the hospital. Photo Credit: Jennifer Paluzzi (file photo)

WESTBOROUGH,Mass.-- A truck driver, involved in a four-vehicle accident last year that spilled asphalt on Route 140, was sentenced Monday in Westborough Superior Court to 18 months, suspended.

Donald P. Hynes, 25, of Somerset, was found guilty for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, was held responsible for unsafe operation of a motor vehicle as well as operating while sending or receiving an electronic message. He was not held responsible for a fourth charge of marked lanes violation. 

The accident occurred Nov. 15, 2011 when the truck, traveling on Shrewsbury Street, crossed the lane and struck a Chevy Impala, which in turn spun into a Ford Escape. The truck then hit a Mercury Sable before it landed on its side, spilling the asphalt on the road. 

Hynes was not injured, but the drivers of two of the cars were sent to the hospital with injuries. 

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