A Kenyan man living in the US on Wednesday killed a US officer from Massachusetts State Police department in a fatal road accident.
30 year old David Njuguna who lives in Webster, Massachusetts is said to have been speeding on the highway known as Massachusetts Turnpike, when he veered across three lanes and crashed into the state trooper’s car.
The officer identified as Trooper Thomas Clardy had stopped a vehicle over traffic violation before returning to his car to record the statement, when David Njuguna crashed into his cruiser.
The impact thrust the officer’s car onto a guarding ridge, where it crashed.
Emergency team responding to the accident found Clardy with severe injuries and rushed him to UMass Memorial Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Njuguna, who sustained multiple injuries, was airlifted to the Medical Center where he is receiving treatment.
Police are now seeking to suspend his driving licence stating that he poses an ‘immediate threat’.
He is also set to face charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stay in marked lanes, with reports indicating that more charges could be added.
Clardy is survived by his wife, Reisa, and their six children aged between four and 17.
Here are the photos courtesy of John Blanding