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January 12, 2007
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Mass. officials call a state highway worker a hero

From USA TODAY


The MassHighway Hero: Kevin Sullivan  in his hospital room at Boston Medical Center Thursday, in Boston.
Massachusetts officials call a state highway worker a hero today. We'll let the Boston papers explain. First, we hear from the Herald.

"Even as the speeding semi barreled closer and closer in his rear view mirror, a humble MassHighway hero says he didn’t think twice when he swerved his truck in the big rig’s path to save a state trooper from being crushed to death inside his cruiser ...Full Story

And we jump to the Globe.

"Sullivan's truck was hit so hard that it was pushed nearly 200 feet, then flipped end-over-end three times, over a guardrail and into a ditch along I-495 in Middleboro." As the trucks came to rest, the papers report, Sullivan had stopped the semi from crushing no more than the rear of the cruiser (seen at top of split photo) and allowed the trooper to escape with only minor injuries ...Full Story

"It was better than anything Universal Studios has," Sullivan tells the Herald.

First on the scene were a car salesman and a customer out for a test drive, local station "It was better than anything Universal Studios has," Sullivan tells the Herald. First on the scene were a car salesman and a customer out for a test drive, local station WCVB reports. As they helped Sullivan from his truck (seen at bottom of split photo) , they say, he was asking about the trooper. You can get video and photos of the crash scene -- and a post-crash Sullivan -- from WCVB and CBS4. The tractor-trailer driver received multiple citations after the wreck, authorities say. According to The Patriot Ledger, the rig was fully loaded at the time. WCVB reports. As they helped Sullivan from his truck (seen at bottom of split photo) , they say, he was asking about the trooper. You can get video and photos of the crash scene -- and a post-crash Sullivan -- from WCVB and CBS4.

The tractor-trailer driver received multiple citations after the wreck, authorities say. According to The Patriot Ledger , the rig was fully loaded at the time.






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