BOSTON (CBS) – Departments around the state reflected on the death of Massachusetts State Police Trooper Thomas Clardy one year after he was struck and killed by an allegedly impaired driver during a traffic stop on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
On March 16, 2016, Clardy pulled over a Chevy Tahoe on the Mass Pike in Charlton. Clardy returned to his SUV when a car driven by David Njuguna slammed into the back of the vehicle.
Njuguna was charged with driving under the influence of marijuana following the crash.
Clardy, an 11-year veteran of State Police, left behind his wife and seven children.