Kenyan Man Crashes into a Police Cruiser on Massachusetts Turnpike, Trooper Killed
A vehicle being driven by a Kenyan man on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Chalton, MA today around noon struck a Massachusetts State Police cruiser and killed the State Trooper.
According to police, 30-year-old David Njuguna of Webster, MA was driving a Nissan Maxima westbound on the turnpike at a high speed, when he swerved across several lanes and slammed into the police cruiser that was stopped by the shoulder. The trooper had pulled over another driver when Njuguna’s car struck him, according to police.
The trooper, identified as Thomas Cardy, 44, was rushed by helicopter to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. He leaves behind a wife and six children.
Njuguna was flown to UMass Medical Center with serious injuries.
Police say they will pursue charges against Njuguna, including negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failing to stay within marked lanes.