July 23 2017

Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Route 95 in Burlington in Early Morning Crash

By: Rich Hosford

Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on the highway in Burlington early Sunday morning.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, at about 3:35 a.m. this morning, State Police from the Danvers Barracks responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on Route 95 northbound, south of Exit 34 in Burlington, which resulted in one fatality.

According to a release, State Police received several calls from motorists regarding a man who was in the middle of Route 95 northbound in the area of Exit 34 waving their hands.  State police subsequently received a call from the operator of a Volvo reporting he had struck a pedestrian in the middle of Route 95 in Burlington. The Burlington Police Department was the first on scene and confirmed the pedestrian had been struck and killed.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Gregory Sulser indicates that a 2004 Volvo S80 sedan, operated by a 39-year-old Malden man, was traveling on Route 95 nouthbound, south of exit 34 in Burlington, when it collided with a pedestrian who was in the 2nd travel lane of the roadway.  The pedestrian was subsequently struck by a second vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Matrix station wagon, operated by a 22-year-old Brookline, NH man. As a result of the collisions, the pedestrian was determined to be deceased at the scene. Both operators remained on scene and are cooperating with the investigation.

This crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section and Middlesex County Detectives, the release states. Troopers from the Concord Barracks also assisted on scene.

State Police were assisted on scene by Burlington Police, fire, EMS and Mass DOT.

The victim is an adult male whose identity has yet to be determined.

We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.


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