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