State Police report a man from Alaska who had just arrived in Massachusetts for a vacation today died on I-95 northbound in Danvers when a metal tool flew off a truck and came through his windshield.
State Police say he stayed alive long enough to stop the car, saving the life of his wife in the passenger seat.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the piece of metal struck a rented 2020 Ford Fusion operated by Thomas Arrington, 69, of Palmer, Alaska, which was northbound in the second lane from the left. The piece of metal, identified as a concrete screed - a tool used to level and smooth freshly poured concrete - pierced the windshield of the Fusion and struck Arrington. ...
Investigation by Troopers has determined that the screed fell out of a 2020 Ford F550 dump truck, operated by a 21-year-old male of Lynn, that was traveling in the second travel lane on the same side of the highway. A short time after the incident the F550 operator, an employee of a Lynn construction company, identified himself to State Police and has been cooperative.