REPORT: City worker, grandfather, killed in freak accident while hanging Christmas decorations

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 A grandfather was killed as he hung Christmas decorations on a street in Maine after apparently being hit by his own truck.

William L. Thyng, 71, was working with another person in a bucket truck to put up decorations when was killed, the Lewiston Sun Journal reported.

The article goes on to state the following:

Sanford city manager Steve Buck said Thyng worked as a seasonal worker for a number of years.


The Sanford Maine Police Department wrote in a Facebook post: “On 11-25-19 at approximately 1330 hours, Sanford police officers were dispatched to a traffic crash with injuries at 447 Main Street, Springvale, Maine. First reports were that a man had been struck by a truck. The incident occurred directly in front of the Springvale District Court. When officers arrived they observed a person lying in the street with what appeared to be very serious injuries. Fire Department personnel subsequently pronounced the victim dead. It has been determined that the victim was an employee of the City of Sanford, and that this employee had been operating a City of Sanford vehicle immediately prior to his death.”

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