- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Connecticut man was struck and killed by passing tractor-trailer after he got out of a car that had stopped in the left travel lane of Interstate 495 in Massachusetts.

Police say 28-year-old Benjamin Macaskill, of Bristol, Connecticut, was flown to a hospital where he was pronounced dead after he was struck just after midnight Wednesday on I-495 south in Milford.

Macaskill was a passenger in a car driven by 25-year-old Kimberly Prescott, also of Bristol, who is facing drunken driving charges.

State police did not say why the car stopped in a travel lane, but another passenger in the vehicle told WFXT-TV that Macaskill and Prescott had been arguing.

The tractor-trailer driver, a New Brunswick, Canada, resident, stopped and is not facing charges.

Prescott faces arraignment Wednesday.


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