A 69-year-old man has died after a large piece of metal fell off a dump truck and smashed through the windshield of his car in a freak accident.
An Alaska man vacationing in New England was killed Friday when a large piece of metal suddenly smashed through the windshield of his rental car, police said.
Thomas Arrington, 69, was heading north on I-95 near Danvers, Massachusetts, around 8.23 am when debris fell out of a dump truck on the same side of the highway, according to Massachusetts State Police.
The piece of metal, identified as a screed, a tool used to level and smooth freshly poured concrete, struck Mr. Arrington, who was traveling with a 68-year old female passenger.
Mr. Arrington of Palmer, Alaska, and the woman had just arrived in Massachusetts a day earlier for a planned vacation. Police determined that the screed came from a 2020 Ford F550 dump truck operated by a 21-year-old man working for a Massachusetts construction company. The employee reached out to state police and is co-operating, cops said. An investigation is ongoing and will determine if charges are warranted. This article originally appeared in NY Post and was reproduced with permission