Massachusetts State Police are investigating a pedestrian crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Millbury that has resulted the death of local woman.
Police say at approximately 11 PM on Friday night, a 2013 Nissan Altima was in a single-car crash on the eastbound side of Route 90 in Millbury at the 95.6 mile marker. The driver and lone occupant of the Altima, a 27-year-old Douglas woman, exited her car. The woman attempted to cross the highway on foot and was struck by a car traveling westbound.
The victim was found in the westbound side of the highway near the median. She was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, where she was pronounced dead.
According to State Police, several minutes after the crash was reported, the operator of a 2013 Ford Fusion traveling westbound on Route 90 stopped near Exit 10A and reported that he may have struck something on the turnpike a short time earlier. Troopers observed front-end damage to the Fusion, and the driver, a 54-year-old Oxford man, and his passenger, an adult female, were transported to the Millbury State Police barracks and interviewed by Troopers.
Troopers also have located and interviewed witnesses to the crash, and it remains under investigation. No charges have been sought as of this point in the ongoing investigation.
The name of the victim has not yet been released. Portions of the highway were closed for about 2 hours while crews investigated. All lanes were reopened at around 1AM.