MA State Trooper Killed on Detail
2 Charged In State Trooper's Death - Boston News Story - WCVB Boston
Two people were arrested and charged early Friday in connection with the death of a 28-year veteran Massachusetts state police trooper who was struck and killed overnight on Interstate 95 north.
State police authorities said Sgt. Douglas Weddleton, 52, of Brockton, was outside his cruiser on I-95 north near exit 6 in Mansfield working a construction detail when he was hit just before 1:30 a.m.
McGovern said Weddleton, who was assigned to the Foxborough State Police barracks, was using his cruiser to block an off ramp from Interstate 95 to Interstate 495 north while construction work was being performed when an Acura sedan tried to get around his vehicle to enter the blocked off ramp.
Weddleton had stopped the Acura when a Ford-150 pickup truck hit the Acura from behind, causing the Acura to hit Weddleton and throw him across the highway, McGovern said.
"The impact of the crash pushed the Acura into Sgt. Weddleton and then across all three travel lanes, where it came to rest on the left side of the highway, causing Sgt. Weddleton to suffer serious injuries," said McGovern