Alaskan man killed by metal tool on Massachusetts highway

    "Massachusetts State Police" by Corde11 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

    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.

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