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Woman Struck, Killed in Trader Joe's Parking Lot in Acton



    Trader Joe's Employee Killed in Parking Lot

    Police are investigating how a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in the parking lot of the grocery store where she worked in Acton, Massachusetts.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017)

    A woman was killed Tuesday evening after being struck by a vehicle in a grocery store parking lot in Acton, Massachusetts.

    Deputy Acton Police Chief Richard Burrows said a driver in his 20s was backing up in the parking lot of the Trader Joe's on Great Road at about 7 p.m. when he somehow struck the victim in a Chevy Suburban.

    The driver remained on the scene.

    "We're investigating the accident to try and find out what happened. Witness reports say he backed up and ran her over and he didn't know what he ran over," Burrows said.

    The woman, who was an employee of the store, died at the scene, according to Burrows. She was not identified but said to be in her 60s.

    Trader Joe's released a statement on the woman's death shortly after the incident:

    "Trader Joe’s is deeply saddened by the loss of a beloved crew member. Our deepest, heartfelt sympathies go out to the crew’s family and friends. Out of respect for our crew member and her family, the Acton Trader Joe's will be closed on March 1.

    The Middlesex District Attorney's Office said the Acton Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section was called in to assist with the investigation. So far, no charges have been filed.

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