Massachusetts highway worker killed, driver charged

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Posted: Jun 28, 2016 1:19 PM

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police have identified a highway worker killed after they say he was hit by an impaired driver on Interstate-93 in Massachusetts.

The accident happened shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday in the northbound lanes of the highway near exit 33 in Medford.

Police say 52-year-old Thomas O'Day, of East Bridgewater, was picking up traffic cones as part of a lane marking contract crew when a Fiat 500 slammed into a truck and then hit O'Day. A second unidentified worker suffered minor injuries.

Police have charged 31-year-old James Scoville, of Chelmsford, with vehicular homicide and operating under the influence. He's set to be arraigned later Tuesday.

Another highway worker was seriously hurt after being hit in a separate incident in Boston Monday. A man has been charged with OUI in that accident.