A 72-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash involving a plow truck as it was clearing snow in Massachusetts, according to police.
Tu Nghiem was struck on Pleasant Street early Monday morning, police say.
According to witnesses, the victim was walking in the road around 6 a.m. when he was clipped by the corner of a plow blade, and was literally knocked out of his boots.
"Gentleman walking in the road, wrapped up in a blanket in dark clothes, in the middle of the street - not good, not good - that's what I saw," a neighbor who allegedly saw the incident said. "It is very dangerous, especially after everyone's been out plowing, you're probably very tired."
There was also damage to the plow blade on the passenger side where the victim may have been struck; however, it's still unclear if this is the plow truck that hit the pedestrian.
"He hit him head on. They were traveling in opposite directions. He was walking towards traffic," said Worcester Police Sgt. Michael Hanlon.
Nghiem was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center, where he died.
A plow truck driver who wouldn't provide his name returned to the scene and said he saw the man and was in the area around the time of the incident. His plow truck was later towed from the scene.
"It could have been one of us, anyone could have been walking down the street, you never know," said neighbor Tianna Zompetti.
The plow truck driver who came to the scene is cooperating with authorities.
"He's being treated strictly as a witness at this time," Hanlon said.
The investigation is ongoing.