A woman has been charged in connection with the death of a pedestrian in Worcester, Massachusetts on Monday morning, according to police.
Susan Dixon, 58, of 31 Knowles Rd. has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and various other crimes after she allegedly hit a 33-year-old man with a vehicle.
Worcester police were dispatched to the area of the BP Gas Station at 37 Chandler St. for a report of a pedestrian accident. Upon arrival, officers observed bystanders doing CPR on the male victim. The victim was transported by paramedics to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
The Accident Reconstruction Unit was called in and began the investigation. The suspect vehicle was located at 127 Chandler St, down the street from the location of the accident. It was severely damaged and had been abandoned. The investigators were familiar with the vehicle, a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder, from previous incidents. They spoke with Dixon, who often operated the vehicle.
The investigators pieced together the incident and believe that Dixon drove the vehicle to the BP 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 half in the vehicle. Dixon backed into a fence and then drove into the light pole. She was unable to drive her car shortly after that and returned to her residence at 31 Knowles Rd, where she was placed under arrest.
Dixon will be arraigned Tuesday in Worcester District Court.