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Melrose Man Dies in Logan Airport Incident

Herbert Upton is identified as the man killed on Monday night.

A 59-year-old Melrose man was killed on Monday night when a truck backed over him, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

According to FoxNews, Herbert Upton was an employee of Signature Flight Support, an aviation company. Upton's family said that he was a pilot and had the job on the tarmac for the last six months.

He was well known in the Melrose youth sports community for coaching Pop Warner and softball and swimming and worked as an EMT.

A graduate of Merrimack College in 1976, Upton began his career as a commercial pilot two years later with airlines in the Caribbean before spending nearly a decade from 1985 to 1994 with Command Airways/American Eagle flying twin-turboprop short-haul regional aircraft like the ATR 42. He finished with Cape Air in 1995.

The truck was traveling near a plane between terminal E and the cargo terminal when it struck the man, who was an employee at the airport, according to the DA's office. The incident appears to be an accident. 

State Police are investigating the accident, which was first reported at 7:30 p.m., according to the DA's office. 

The 47-year-old driver of the truck was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, after becoming overwhelmed by stress, according to the DA's office. The driver did not show any immediate signs of impairment but he will be tested for drugs and alcohol. 

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