Park City alum, a Massachusetts state trooper, killed in traffic accident
A Massachusetts State Police trooper who grew up in Park City died on Wednesday after a vehicle accident that happened as he was conducting a traffic stop, the State Police in Massachusetts and a funeral home said.
Thomas Clardy was 44 years old. He lived in the Boston suburb of Hudson, Mass.
The State Police said in a statement Clardy pulled over a vehicle on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton, west of Boston, went to the vehicle to obtain driver information and then went back to his Ford Explorer. A Nissan Maxima swerved through three lanes of travel and hit the back of the trooper’s vehicle, according to the State Police. There was a "tremendous impact" and the police vehicle was pushed into the one that had been pulled over and then into a grassy area off the road, the State Police said.
Clardy was inside the police vehicle and had suffered injuries described as traumatic when other troopers and emergency responders arrived. An ambulance took him to a hospital in Worcester. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital, the State Police said.
An obituary indicated Clardy was from Park City and graduated from Park City High School. Clardy spent two years in the Army and then 11 years in the Marines ending in 2003. He graduated from the state police academy in Massachusetts in 2005, the obituary says.
The Massachusetts State Police said Clardy is survived by his wife and six children between the ages of 4 and 17.
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