An Alaska man vacationing in New England was killed Friday when a big piece of metallic abruptly smashed by the windshield of his rental automobile, police mentioned.
Thomas Arrington, 69, was heading north on I-95 close to Danvers, Massachusetts round 8:23 a.m. when particles fell out of a dump truck on the identical facet of the freeway, according to Massachusetts State Police.
The piece of metallic, recognized as a screed, a device used to stage and easy freshly poured concrete, struck Arrington, who was touring with a 68-year previous feminine passenger.
Although severely injured, Arrington was in a position to veer his rented Ford Fusion into one other lane and cease the automobile. He was pronounced lifeless on the scene by first responders.
Arrington, of Palmer, Alaska, and the girl had simply arrived in Massachusetts a day earlier for a deliberate trip.
Police decided that the screed got here from a 2020 Ford F550 dump truck, operated by a 21-year-old man working for a Massachusetts development firm. The worker reached out to state police and is cooperating, cops mentioned.
An investigation is ongoing and can decide if prices are warranted.