Early Tuesday Morning, June 29, 2016, Thomas O’Day of East Bridgewater, aged 52, was tragically killed while picking up lane marking cones on Route 93 in Medford, MA near the Roosevelt Circle exit. According to the Massachusetts State Police, the incident occurred when the worker was struck by a drunk driver. Another worker was injured in the incident as well. At the time of the incident, Mr. O’Day was working for HiWay Safety Systems, Inc. which is subcontracted by the Massachusetts State Transportation Department to perform highway marking.
The driver, James Scoville of Chelmsford, has been charged with vehicular homicide and operating under the influence. Scoville’s parents stated that both they and their son were devastated by the incident. Bostonglobe.com has reported that Scoville had worked a double shift on Monday as a waiter at State Street Provisions, a restaurant on Long Wharf in Boston.