A man and his dog were struck and killed early Saturday morning on a Massachusetts highway.
State police say 39-year-old Lawrence Perham resident of Bradford, Maine, was going after his dog when he was struck by a pickup truck after 3 a.m. on I-495 southbound in Lowell.
The victim’s car was in the nearby breakdown lane; however, police say he was located in the second travel lane of the road when he was hit.
Perham was pronounced dead at the scene. His dog was also killed.
The driver, a 61-year-old man from Chelmsford, was taken to Lowell General Hospital and treated for minor injuries.