SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man standing in front of his disabled pickup truck has been struck and killed on the side of a highway.

State police say 66-year-old Delton Pacheco, of Somerset, was hit Friday on I-195 near Exit 4 at around noon.

somersetcrash Man Struck, Killed Standing In Front Of His Disabled Truck

A man was killed Friday after a car hit his disabled pickup truck that he was standing in front of. (Photo Courtesy: WPRI)

Pacheco was in front of his truck with the hood up when another car struck his vehicle from behind while it was in the acceleration lane.

Pacheco and the other driver, a 60-year-old Swansea woman who has not yet been identified, were taken to the hospital where Pacheco was pronounced dead.

Police are investigating.

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