Mom: Worker killed on Mass Pike was ‘beloved by all’

BECKET, Mass. (AP) — The mother of a 26-year-old contractor killed while working on a highway in western Massachusetts says he was “beloved by all” and dreamed of leading his company.

Brian Simard, of North Adams, was a foreman for Pittsfield-based J.H. Maxymillian. He was killed in an accident Thursday while working on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Becket on a state Department of Transportation project. State police have not released details of the accident.

Simard’s mother, Susan Simard, told The Berkshire Eagle she was having a hard time understanding how “you can send your son to work and then have someone in your driveway when you get home telling you he’s never coming home again.”

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Brian Simard lived his parents. He graduated from Drury High School and had worked for J.H. Maxymillian since 2015.

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