UPDATED: Tewksbury Man Struck And Killed While Crossing Shawsheen Street
Nov 07, 2016 12:28AM
● By Bill Gilman
UPDATED AT 11:30 A.M.
Tewksbury and State Police are investigating the death of a 70-year-old Tewksbury man, killed while crossing Shawsheen Street Sunday evening.
According to TPD reports, the driver of a pickup truck called 911 at 5:38 p.m. to report he had just struck a man, while driving on Shawsheen Street in the area of Apache Way. The caller told dispatch that the pedestrian had run out into the street in front of his truck.
According to investigators, it does not appear the pedestrian was in a crosswalk when he was struck.
Emergency responders were on the scene quickly and tended to the victim, who had sustained life-threatening injuries. The victim was then transported by ambulance, with paramedics on board, to Lowell General Hospital-Saints Campus, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
A section of Shawsheen Street, between the two entrances to Apache Way, was closed for three hours, as the scene was cleared and the State Police Accident Reconstruction team conducted its investigation.
The driver of the pickup truck, who remained at the scene and cooperated with police, has not been charged or cited, as yet, in connection to the accident.
The names of the driver and the victim have not been released at this time.
Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan released the following statement:
The Middlesex District Attorney's Office is currently investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred around 6:00 p.m. on Shawsheen Street in Tewksbury. The victim, a 70 year old male from Tewksbury was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle, a pickup truck, remained on scene and is cooperating with police. The preliminary investigation suggests the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk. Massachusetts State Police Reconstruction Unit is assisting with the investigation. This remains an open investigation no charges have been filed at this time.