An Alaskan man died after a piece of metal hit his windshield while driving on a highway.
Thomas Arrington, 69, was on vacation in Massachusetts when the incident happened.
His passenger suffered only minor injuries, police said.
An Alaskan man was killed Friday morning after a metal tool from a dump truck crashed into his windshield while driving on the highway. Mass Live reported.
The man — identified as 69-year-old Thomas Arrington of Palmer, Alaska — was driving on Interstate 95 in Massachusetts when a concrete screed fell from the truck and “pierced the windshield” of his rental car, injuring him. Massachusetts State Police said:.
“Seriously injured, Arrington was able to stop the vehicle in the third lane before succumbing to his injuries,” police said in the press release. “First responders determined that he died at the scene.”
A 68-year-old woman who was in the passenger seat during the accident suffered minor injuries. She was taken to a hospital but was later released, police said.
Massachusetts state police said Arrington arrived in the state for vacation earlier that day.
The driver of the truck, identified as a 21-year-old man, is cooperating with authorities. The incident is under investigation, which “will determine whether the charges are justified,” police said.
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