DERRY, N.H. (CBS) – A flagger who was directing traffic at a Derry, New Hampshire, road construction site was killed by an alleged drunk driver Thursday morning.

Police said the man was controlling traffic on East Broadway just before 9:30 a.m. when he was struck by an SUV. The flagger was seriously injured and taken to Parkland Medical Center, where he later died. He was later identified as 73-year-old George Theriault of Manchester, New Hampshire.

The driver of the SUV, 49-year-old Kevin Nagle, lives just half a mile from the crash scene. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

Kevin Nagle (Photo Credit: Derry Police Department)

His charges were later upgraded to negligent homicide. He is in police custody and bail is expected to be set Thursday evening.

 

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