State Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Route 95 South in Newbury
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Patrick Ahl indicates that 58-year-old William Trafidlo of Hampton, N.H. was operating a 2004 Jaguar in the right lane when 46-year-old Bruce Flaherty of Salisbury, stepped into the lane and was struck. Flaherty was transported to Anna Jacques hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The facts and circumstances of this crash remain under investigation by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section. The investigation is looking into the possibility that Flaherty walked away from a disabled motor vehicle.
Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Newbury Fire Department and the Department of Transportation Highway Division.
During the crash investigation the breakdown lane and far right travel lane were closed for approximately two hours.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.