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Fatal Truck Accident Prompts Knife Attack

"You killed my mom," alleged attacker reportedly shouted
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2018 5:54 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A vehicle vs. pedestrian accident in Watertown, Mass., left a woman dead on Wednesday. The violent aftermath of the crash left the driver of the flatbed tow truck that hit her in critical condition and another man in police custody. Authorities say that after the woman was struck, a man with her "engaged in an altercation with the tow truck driver, stabbing him multiple times in the abdomen," FOX reports. While police have not confirmed the relationship between the woman, said to be in her 60s or 70s, and the man, who is younger, the man yelled, "You killed my mom," while allegedly attacking the tow truck driver, the Boston Globe reports.

The accident happened around 11:20am as the woman and man crossed Route 16 at Galen Street, according to reports. One witness tells the Globe, "The son went crazy" after the accident, adding that the man chased the driver around the truck while stabbing him. "I didn't see her. I didn't see her," the driver reportedly said during the alleged attack. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was taken to a hospital in critical condition. And the man was arrested. An investigation is ongoing. (Read more Massachusetts stories.)

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