LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) — Police have identified a tractor-trailer driver who was killed in a highway crash involving several vehicles in western Massachusetts near the Connecticut line. Massachusetts State Police said Sunday that 33-year-old Anthony Gentile of Thomaston, Connecticut, died in the wreck involving two tractor-trailers and four other vehicles on Interstate 91 northbound in Longmeadow on Saturday morning. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Troopers say a Peterbilt tractor-trailer slammed into the back of another tractor-trailer that had slowed because of traffic from a line painting project. The Peterbilt then hit four cars before crashing through a guardrail. Gentile was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fatal construction accident in Gloucester has ties to Bellingham Co.
GLOUCESTER, MA – A 27-year-old Gloucester man died Thursday in a construction accident in that city, in a project reportedly involving a Bellingham company. Justin Harrington, 27, was working alone as part of a home renovation project at the time, according to Steve O’Connell, a spokesman with the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. According to O’Connell, Harrington was using a mini excavator to dig out part of the foundation at the home, and became pinned between the equipment and an I-beam supporting the house. His body was discovered by a fellow worker at about 9:30 a.m. Gloucester Building Inspector William Sanborn told The Gloucester Times the building permit for the project was issued to contractor Ryan Hayes of Trust Design & Remodel LLC of Bellingham. O’Connell said Harrington was employed by MD MacEachern Landscape and Construction in Manchester – information was unavailable as to whether that company was a subcontractor for Trust Design & Remodel.