PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The boy killed Thursday in a tractor trailer crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike was with his father for “National Take Your Child To Work Day.”
Hayden Field, 11, of Connellsville, was sitting in the front seat of his father’s 2008 Nissan Frontier pickup truck when it crashed into the back of a tractor trailer along the Turnpike in between New Stanton and Donegal.
Officials tell KDKA Field was with his father, who is a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission employee, for Take Your Child To Work Day.
Officials say Field’s father was off-duty and showing his son around his office before the crash.
The pickup truck ended up under the back of the trailer, and Field was trapped in the truck.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The coroner’s office says Field was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
His father was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. State Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The tractor trailer driver was not injured.
Mt. Pleasant VFD Chief Jerry Lucia and his personnel responded to the scene of the crash. Lucia says Harvey Field is a friend, describing him quiet and “a super nice guy.”
“You come back to the station after a call, there’s a lot of the harassment amongst each other, you know, joking and… Well, we sat in here last night and there was none of that. It was a very sober station,” Lucia said.
Harvey Field’s condition is not being released.
“The situation here, it’s just, we need a lot of hope and prayer for the family because they’re gonna go through a very, very tragic time with this,” Lucia said.
Funeral arrangements for Hayden Field are being made.