Police Seek Driver in Fatal Pedestrian Crash in West Boylston - NECN

Police Seek Driver in Fatal Pedestrian Crash in West Boylston

A 19-year-old pedestrian was struck in the right travel lane by an as-yet-unknown vehicle

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    Police Seek Driver in Fatal Pedestrian Crash in West Boylston

    Massachusetts State Police are seeking a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in West Boylston overnight.

    State police said they began responding to several reports of a pedestrian in the road on Route 190 northbound in West Boylston around 2:20 a.m. Sunday. While troopers were responding, another caller reported the pedestrian had been struck.

    Preliminary investigation indicates that 19-year-old Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, of Leominster, was operating a 2008 Infiniti when for reasons still under investigation lost control of her vehicle. The Infiniti went off the left side of the road and rolled over into the median. Reyes then climbed up 20 feet from the bottom of the median and walked onto Route 190 northbound.

    As she was walking, Reyes was struck in the right travel lane by an as-yet-unknown vehicle traveling northbound. She was then struck again by a 2008 Mazda driven by a 40-year-old Leominster man. The Mazda operator stayed on scene.

    Reyes was determined to be deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported in the crash.

    The facts and circumstances of the incident, including the identity of the first vehicle that struck the young woman, remains under investigation. No charges have been filed against the second driver at this time.

    Route 190 northbound was shut down at Exit 4 for approximately 3-½ hours.

    State Police were assisted on scene by West Boylston Fire and EMS, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Medical Examiner’s Office.

    Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about the unidentified vehicle is asked to contact the Holden Barracks at 508-829-8410.