PHOTOS: Kenyan Driver Kills US Police Officer
A Kenyan man on Wednesday killed a US officer from Massachusetts State Police department who was conducting a traffic stop in one of the highways.
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, who was driving at a high speed on the left lane, veered across three lanes and crashed into his cruiser.
Clardy's vehicle was pushed into the car he had stopped as a result of the great impact caused by Njuguna's car.
Emergency team responding to the accident found Clardy with severe injuries and rushed him to UMass Memorial Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
30-year-old, Njuguna, was also airlifted to the medical centre with multiple injuries.
Police are now seeking to suspend his driving licences 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.
According to some media reports, Clardy is survived by his wife and six children aged between 4 to 7 years.
Here are photos of the accident courtesy of John Blanding:
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