Two killed in pedestrian accidents on highways

Two pedestrians were killed in separate accidents on highways in eastern Massachusetts in the past 24 hours, State Police said.

Bruce Flaherty, 46, of Salisbury was fatally injured when he was hit by a car after stepping into the right lane on Route 95 South in Newbury at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, State Police said in a statement.

In the second case, a male was killed when he was hit by a commercial vehicle at Interstate 93 southbound at Woburn Street in Wilmington at about 3:36 a.m. today. State Police said the victim might have jumped from an overpass before being hit. The victim’s name was not released.

Both cases are under investigation.

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