A few weeks before Thanksgiving last year, a 45-year-old man was driving his bread truck on Interstate 290. He surely had no idea it would be his last day alive. In what appears to have been a wrongful death under any sense of the term, the man died after his truck was struck from behind.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the bread truck did not even stop at the scene of the crash. The bread deliveryman was left to fight for his own life at 4:30 in the morning. Tragically, he did not make it. Massachusetts law enforcement personnel tracked the driver to his home in Auburn by following a trail of automotive fluids that was leaking from his vehicle. Field sobriety tests were administered, and the 26-year-old man was arrested on vehicular manslaughter and homicide charges involving a DUI.