Elderly Driver Struck And Killed By Metal Nut

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — An elderly driver was struck in the neck and killed by a large metal nut as he drove on a busy Northern California highway.

Highway patrol officer Art Montiel told KTVU (http://bit.ly/2cPSxAo ) that the 82-year-old driver was struck by the item when it smashed through his windshield about 1 p.m. Friday.

The driver then collided with the center divider and eventually came to a stop.

The driver was headed northbound on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park, just north of Palo Alto.

Traffic appeared to be returning to normal ahead of the evening commute.


Information from: KTVU-TV.


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