Police have identified the victim of a fatal Mass Pike collision involving a tractor-trailer truck and a man on the side of the road attempting to fix his vehicle.
This is the second time in February 2021 that a person in a broken-down vehicle on the side of I-90 was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer.
The most recent accident happened on Saturday, Feb. 20, around 6 a.m. Massachusetts State Troopers responded to a report of a man being hit by a vehicle.Police determined that the man who was struck, Mustapha Faddi, 57, had pulled his vehicle over on the side of the road to check on a mechanical problem. While attempting to fix his car, Faddi and his vehicle were struck by a passing tractor-trailer out of New Jersey, according to Patch.Faddi died at the scene.
The incident is still under investigation and no criminal charges or infractions against the driver of the tractor-trailer have been filed at this time.
Another person was hit by a big truck and killed on I-90 earlier this month. On the night of Feb. 2, a 33-year-old Hartford man, who had broken down on the side of the road, died when he was hit by a tractor-trailer while getting out of his vehicle, according to the Boston Globe.