Published December 31, 2013
A 59-year-old Melrose man was struck and killed on the tarmac at a cargo terminal at Logan International Airport Monday night.
An employee on the tarmac was hit by a truck as it was driving in reverse near a plane, according to a statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Herbert Upton was an employee of aviation company Signature Flight Support. Upton's family said that he was a pilot, and only had the job on the tarmac for the last six months. He was well known in the Melrose community and used to work as an EMT.
In the past, he coached his daughter's softball team and pop warner football.
The 47-year-old driver showed no obvious signs of impairment, the DA's office said, but will be tested for drug and alcohol use, and was taken to Mass. General Hospital for stress.