01/19/2004

Mass. Man, Police Officer Killed In Two Accidents On Same Hwy.

Officer Down: Michael Bolaske - [Ware, ]

The Associated Press

WARE, Mass. (AP) -- An accident on Route 32 in Ware on Monday killed one driver, while an accident on the same road in neighboring Monson killed a police officer the previous day.

On Monday, Joseph Weaver, 53, of Ware was killed at about 5:30 a.m. when his vehicle hit a milk truck on a section of the rural road in Ware, police said.

The driver of the truck, Dwayne Laramee, was not injured. The accident was under investigation.

On Sunday, a police officer from Monson was killed when he lost control of his car on Route 32 in that town and hit utility poles.

Police Officer Michael Bolaske, 37, was airlifted to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he died. Police were also investigating that accident.

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