A pickup truck driver is accused of crashing into a police officer and a utility employee at a work site, killing both, then pulling a knife on another officer before stealing his cruiser and crashing. Two other utility workers were injured in the initial crash Wednesday afternoon in Waltham, about 10 miles west of Boston, and “multiple other vehicles” were struck by the truck before it was abandoned. The two other workers were treated and released from the hospital. After the cruiser crashed, police said they arrested the driver after a brief foot pursuit. Peter Simon, 54, of Woodsville, New Hampshire, appeared in court Thursday and was arraigned on multiple charges, including two counts of manslaughter, armed robbery, assault and leaving the scene of an accident. A lawyer entered not guilty pleas on his behalf and a hearing date was scheduled for Dec. 14.
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