DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — State police say a man from Alaska who had just arrived in Massachusetts for a vacation was killed when a long metal tool used to smooth freshly-poured concrete fell from a truck and pierced the windshield of his rental car.
Police identified the victim of the accident on Interstate 95 north in Danvers at about 8:30 a.m. Friday as 69-year-old Thomas Arrington, of Palmer, Alaska.
His 68-year-old wife and passenger, was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The tool, known as a concrete screed, struck Arrington.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 21-year-old truck driver is cooperating.