State trooper injured in Mass Pike crash dies

Massachusetts State Police investigate a car involved in a serious accident east of exit 9 on the Massachusetts Turnpike on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Massachusetts State Police trooper, Thomas Clardy, who was injured in the crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike has died, according to authorities. (Paul Kapteyn/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)


CHARLTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper who was injured in a car crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike has died.

Forty-four-year-old Thomas Clardy died Wednesday.

Police say Clardy had stopped a car for a traffic violation when his cruiser was hit by another vehicle around noon in Charlton.

Clardy was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say 30-year-old David Njuguna, of Webster, is charged by criminal summons with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation. Njuguna was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Clardy joined the state police in 2005. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

He leaves behind a wife and six children.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement he was saddened to learn of Clardy’s death.

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