BOSTON (CBS/AP) – The Worcester district attorney said two men were “rough-housing” when they fell out of the window of a moving bus over the weekend. One of the men died.

The bus was travelling at 60 miles-an-hour on Route 2 in Lancaster late Saturday night at the end of a beer-drinking trip to several breweries.

“The initial investigation indicates that the two men had been rough-housing in the back of the chartered bus, near and in the restroom. The two men apparently fell out of a 3-foot-10-inch by 2-foot-5-inch window in the restroom onto the pavement,” District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said in a statement Monday afternoon.

A passenger on the bus, Sherry Clement, said Monday she and more than 50 people on the bus were initially in disbelief when they thought two of their friends had fallen from the window.

The disbelief turned to horror when they discovered that 31-year-old Thomas Johnson of Gardner had died.

Thirty-four-year-old Seth Davis of Winchendon was seriously hurt. He’s in fair condition at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

The bus is owed by Colonial Bus Tours of Quincy.

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Comments (4)
  1. lori says:

    It is terrible that someone died but WHAT in the world were they thinking?!?!!

    1. Ellen says:

      I agree with you Lori, it’s a dame shame that one man died and the other in serious condition, and for what, acting like a couple of out of control kids.

  2. Lucy says:

    Alcohol and being young weren’t helping. It’s tragic when someone dies from something preventable! It’s heart wrenching for their families and friends. It’s too bad that they didn’t think about that and calmed down.

    I just hope others learn from their mistakes before someone else gets killed – that is preventable.

    It sounds like a small window but with a fast moving bus – 2 grown men – should have known better but didn’t. We all do stupid things but it doesn’t often get us killed.

  3. emom says:

    Lucy I cant agree more, it was a senseless act, Horseplay in your yard is one thing, but a moving bus, It is very sad for everyone involved, but DRINKING usally brings out the worst of people, So many make mistakes but when alcohol is involved it gets worse. I only wish the youth In plainville would listen and learn from it but sadly they wont.

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