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Tragic Car Accident Kills One Person and Severely Injures Another

UMass Boston released a statement about the tragic incident that occurred in Oxford, Mass.

A pedestrian was killed and another was seriously injured after they were hit by a car that had been struck by another vehicle.

Massachusetts state police responded to the crash on Sutton Avenue in Oxford around 11:15 a.m. Monday.

A preliminary police investigation shows the operator of a 2010 Lexus lost control of the vehicle and struck a 2011 Toyota Corolla. The Corolla then hit two pedestrians who were on the sidewalk.

One of the pedestrians, 53-year-old Daniel Sullivan of Oxford, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other, identified as 52-year-old Gina Cappello of Andover, was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with serious injuries.

The University of Massachusetts Boston released the following statement on Monday about the incident:

"The UMass Boston community is very sorry to hear about the tragic accident in Oxford today that resulted in the death of Daniel Sullivan and serious injuries to one of our staff, Gina Cappello.  We are all hoping for the best for Gina, and our thoughts are with the Cappello and Sullivan families during this very difficult time."

The driver of the Lexus and the passengers in the Corolla were treated for non life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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