A Massachusetts man was killed in the nor’easter, officials say

He is the first Massachusetts resident confirmed dead due to the storm.

Waves crash against the seawall along Turner Road in Scituate.

Authorities are confirming the eighth death in the powerful nor’easter that swept across the Northeast.

A 37-year-old Massachusetts man was killed Friday afternoon when a tree fell on his pickup truck.

The Plymouth District Attorney’s Office says Saturday that Ryan MacDonald, of Plympton, was found trapped in his truck after a large pine tree landed on the roof. MacDonald was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the truck’s sole occupant.

MacDonald is the first Massachusetts resident confirmed dead in the storm and the third in New England.

Residents in several New England area states also braced for more flooding during high tides Saturday, though forecasters said the worst of the storm was over for most areas and that the system had moved hundreds of miles out to sea.


Areas from Maryland to Maine remained under flood warnings.


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