DANVERS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio)— Debris falling from the back of dump truck killed an Alaska man on Interstate 95 in Danvers Friday morning, according to Massachusetts State Police.
Thomas Arrington, 69, of Palmer, Alaska was driving near I-95 exit 67B in Danvers when a piece of construction equipment fell from the back of the dump truck he was driving behind and broke through his windshield. The object struck Arrington leaving him severely injured. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The piece of equipment was identified as a metal screed, a device used for leveling and smoothing concrete. It fell from the back of a dump truck driven by a 21-year-old man from Lynn.
The driver identified himself to State Police and is cooperating with their ongoing investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.
Arrington's passenger, his 68-year-old wife, was taken to Beverly Hospital for evaluation of minor injuries and was later released. The couple was driving in a rental car and had just arrived in Massachusetts Friday morning for a vacation.
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