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Mass. Trooper Killed In Car Crash Is Laid To Rest

State troopers carry Trooper Thomas Clardy’s casket down the steps of St. Michael’s Church in Hudson on Tuesday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)closemore
State troopers carry Trooper Thomas Clardy’s casket down the steps of St. Michael’s Church in Hudson on Tuesday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

State Trooper Thomas Clardy, who was killed in a car crash on the Mass Pike last week, was laid to rest in his hometown on Tuesday.

Hundreds of fellow state troopers and officers, along with Massachusetts public officials, attended the 44-year-old's funeral.

Thomas Clardy (Massachusetts State Police)
Thomas Clardy (Massachusetts State Police)

Clardy died on March 16, when a car struck his cruiser while he had pulled over another vehicle on the Pike in Charlton. Investigators say the car had swerved across all three travel lanes without slowing down.

The driver of that car, 30-year-old David Njuguna, of Webster, remains hospitalized with serious injuries. He faces a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lane violation.

Clardy, a former Marine and state trooper since 2005, leaves behind six children, ages 4 to 17.

With reporting by the WBUR Newsroom and The Associated Press

State troopers march in front of St. Michael’s Church in Hudson. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
State troopers march in front of St. Michael’s Church in Hudson. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

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