A Massachusetts woman charged in connection with a deadly crash that killed a pedestrian in Worcester on Christmas morning has been involved with similar incidents twice in the past.
Susan Dixon, 58, of Worcester, is charged with motor vehicle homicide, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, driving to endanger, and driving with a suspended license.
She was ordered held on $35,000 bail following her arraignment in Worcester District Court on Tuesday.
Police were called to the BP gas station on Chandler Street around 5:30 a.m. Monday for a report of a pedestrian crash. When they arrived, bystanders were trying to give a 33-year-old man CPR. Police said the victim suffered injuries to his neck, chest and abdomen.
The man, who has not yet been identified, was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Through an investigation, authorities were able to piece together what happened and believe that Dixon drove a Nissan Pathfinder to the gas station and spoke with the victim in the parking lot. The victim reached into the vehicle to give her something when she suddenly drove away with the victim hanging onto her SUV.
Dixon then allegedly backed into a fence and drove into a light pole. She was unable to drive her car and allegedly returned to her home on Knowles Road where she was placed under arrest.
Court documents show that Dixon was arrested for similar incidents in the past. In 2016, she dragged a woman she had recently smoked crack cocaine with down the street because the woman allegedly reached into her truck to steal $5. The incident happened at the same gas station. The victim suffered a collapsed lung, broken ankle, and minor brain bleeding.
In 2015, Dixon allegedly dragged another man down the street when he told her he didn’t have any drugs.