Mass. State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Accident

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Massachusetts State Police said a Maine woman driving on Interstate 95 near the New Hampshire border early Sunday morning struck and killed a male pedestrian on the highway.

The preliminary investigation by Troopers Christopher Ryan and Randy Morales found the 66-year-old woman from Kittery Point, Maine, was traveling southbound in a 2016 Jeep Renegade when her vehicle struck the pedestrian in the second travel lane, according to a news release issued by the Newbury barracks.

"As a result of the collision, the adult male pedestrian was transported to Anna Jacques Hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased," police said.

The crash occurred at about 2:35 a.m. in the area of Exit 57 in Newburyport, located just a few miles from the New Hampshire border.

The cause of the crash, including the reason why the pedestrian was on the highway, is still under investigation. The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section are assisting in the investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

State Police were assisted on scene by Newburyport Police, Fire and EMS, MassDOT, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.

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