2nd Victim in Memorial Day Pedestrian Crash Dies

A preliminary police investigation shows the operator of a Lexus lost control of the vehicle late Monday morning

A second pedestrian injured in a car crash on Monday morning in Oxford, Massachusetts, has died.

Gina Cappello, 52, of Andover, the vice chancellor of UMass Boston, died Tuesday as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. She had been in critical condition at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester since Monday.

UMass Chancellor J. Keith Motley said Cappello inspired everyone "with her incredible talent, her unfailing kindness, and her unstintingly generous commitment to moving this institution forward ... Our heartfelt thoughts are with the Cappello and Sullivan families at this difficult time, especially Gina's daughters, Kristina and Gabrielle."

Also killed in the crash was Daniel Sullivan, 53, of Oxford. He died at the scene.

A preliminary police investigation shows that the operator of a Lexus lost control of the vehicle and struck a Toyota Corolla. The Corolla then hit Sullivan and Cappello, who were on foot.

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

It’s unclear what caused the crash, but witnesses say that it’s possible the driver of the Lexus suffered a medical emergency.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. No charges have been filed.

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